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Requesting An Expungement Review

The information below is for people substantiated for child abuse and neglect in Vermont.

May I request a review?

As long as you are NOT required to be on the Sex Offender Registry, you may request a review to have your name expunged (removed) from the registry once it's been on a certain number of years. How long you have to wait depends on:

  • When you were substantiated
  • Your child protection level (if any)

When may I request a review?

Read page 1 of this form to learn when you may request an expungement review.

What happens if I request an expungement review?

  1. You’ll get the chance to present information to a reviewer. They’ll consider factors such as:
    • The nature & number of  substantiations
    • How much time has passed
    • If it’s likely to happen again
    • Things you’ve done to change
    • References to your character
  2. You’ll be notified of the decision, which is made by the DCF Commissioner.
  3. If your request is denied, you may appeal to the Human Services Board.

How do I request a review?

  1. If you may request an expungement review at this time, print and complete this form.
  2. Answer the questions completely & accurately. We cannot process your request unless it's complete.
  3. Indicate the type of review you're asking for.
  4. 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
(802) 241-2321