Why You Need the BCIA 8583 Form?
Hi. CACI lawyer Tate Lounsbery here. I wanted to give you a quick tip about what you should be asking for from the county when it comes to your evidence.
One of the forms that you’re going to want to get is called the BCIA-8583. You might write that down: BCIA-8583.
This form is what the county agency, CPS, will be sending to the California Department of Justice to have your name placed on the CACI, on the Child Abuse Central Index.
The reason why you want to get a copy of it is because the county, in that form, indicates, they put a little check box next to the type of allegation that is being raised against you.
You’re not likely to find out exactly what it is that you’re being accused of without this form. You need this form, because without it the county is not going to tell you. At least in my experience, the counties don’t tell you what they’re accusing you of exactly without this form.
They’re not going to give you the form if you don’t ask for it, so you’ve got to ask for it.
That is your CACI quick tip.