As long as you are NOT required to register on the Sex Offender Registry, you may request a review to have your name removed (expunged) from the registry.
When can I request a review?
You may do so after:
It's been on at least three (3) years if:
- Your name was added to the registry before July 1, 2009.
- Your name was added to the registry on/after July 1, 2009 and your designated child protection level1 is 2.
- You were substantiated before you turned 18.
It's been on at least seven (7) years if:
- Your name was added to the registry on/after July 1, 2009 and your designated child protection level1 is 1.
What happens at the review?
You’ll get the chance to present information. The DCF Commissioner will consider:
- The nature and number of substantiations
- How long it's been since the last one
- Whether a similar incident is likely to happen again
- Activities that may reflect changed behavior (e.g., therapy or education)
- References that attest to your good moral character
- Any other information the Commissioner feels is relevant
You will be notified of the decision. If your request is denied, you may appeal the decision to the Human Services Board.
How do I request a review?
- Print and complete the applicable side of this form.
- Mail your completed and signed form to the address below
Department for Children and Families
Commissioner’s Registry Review Unit
HC 1 North, 280 State Drive
Waterbury, VT 05671-1080
1. Designated child protection levels:
- Level 1 is assigned if there:
- Was substantial child endangerment
- Is a high risk of future harm
- Are any court decisions for related conduct
- Level 2 is assigned for all other substantiations.