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Out of State Requests for Oklahoma Child Protective Services History

​Form Required:
Requesting Agency Letterhead​​
Signed Release Required: ​ No​
Method of Transmission:
**Preferred and most expeditious method of request is via email at: caniscps@okdhs.org
 
Other accepted method of request is by Fax at
(405) 325-2321.​​


Requests must be made on agency letterhead and should include the purpose of the request, names/identifying information of family members for which history is being requested, and a return email address or fax number. 
 
Requests may take up to four weeks to process.
 
Specific case scenarios that require a more expedient response must be justified in the request.  
 

**Please note:
 Oklahoma does not have a public child abuse registry. Oklahoma State Statutes are very specific as to what Child Welfare Services information maintained by the Oklahoma Department of Human Services can be released.  Such records may only be made available when a current child abuse and neglect investigation is being conducted on an individual(s) by a child protective services agency, a district attorney’s office, or a public law enforcement agency.  Otherwise a court order rendered in Oklahoma is required for release of child abuse and neglect information.  Requests for history for any other purpose, including foster care and placement will be sent a response letter stating the above information.  Furthermore per Social Security Act, 42 U.S.C. § 671 once a State has verified that another State does not maintain a CAN registry, the requesting State is not required to keep making requests to that State to make a registry check.  States that do not maintain a CAN registry are not required by section 471(a)(20)(C)(ii) of the Social Security Act to provide child abuse and neglect information to a requesting State on adult members of a prospective foster or adoptive parent’s home. 

Request Processing Contacts


Robin Peckham
Oklahoma Human Services (OKDHS)
CANIS Child Welfare Services - Statewide Hotline LOC # 100-B
Attn: Robin Peckham PO Box 25352 Oklahoma City, OK 73125 

Phone:  (405) 325-2481
Fax:     (405) 325-2321 

Email: Robin.Peckham@okdhs.org

Laurie Morris
Oklahoma Human Services (OKDHS)
CANIS Child Welfare Services - Statewide Hotline LOC # 100-B
Attn: Laurie Morris
PO Box 25352
Oklahoma City, OK 73125 

Phone:  (405) 325-1524
Fax:     (405) 325-2321 

Email: Laurie.Morris@okdhs.org


Request Processing Supervisor

 
Latasha Granillo
Oklahoma Human Services (OKDHS)
Child Welfare Services
Program Supervisor – Child Protective services 

Phone: (405) 522-4051 

Email: Latasha.Granillo@okdhs.org

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