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Obtain a California Department of Social Services (CDSS) Exemption


If you want to work in a community care license facility in California and have a criminal conviction, you will likely need to obtain a California exemption.

WHAT IS A CALIFORNIA EXEMPTION?

Simply put, a way to get your life back.

A California exemption is a California Department of Social Services (CDSS) authorized written document that “exempts” any individual who wants to work at a community care license facility, and who has a criminal offense for anything other than a minor traffic violation, from the requirement of having a criminal record clearance through the Caregiver Background Check Bureau (CBCB).

Lifeback Legal, is a division of the law firm of Shea M. Randall. Our attorneys are experienced with the California exemption process and can help you navigate this area of the law successfully. We understand your desire to have a confidential advocate and are here to assist you.

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HOW DO I KNOW IF I NEED A CALIFORNIA EXEMPTION?

An individual is required to obtain an exemption if they either want to work at a community care license facility, or obtain a license to run a community care license facility, and they have a criminal offense for anything other than a minor traffic violation.


WHAT IS A CALIFORNIA COMMUNITY CARE LICENSE FACILITY?


The state of California’s Department of Social Services defines a Community Care Facility (CCF) as a facility licensed by the Community Care Licensing Division of the State Department of Social Services to provide 24-hour non-medical residential care to children and adults with developmental disabilities who are in need of personal services, supervision, and/or assistance essential for self-protection or sustaining the activities of daily living.

WHAT DO I DO IF I RECEIVED AN EXEMPTION NOTIFICATION LETTER?


The CBCB sends an exemption notification letter when an applicant’s background check shows criminal history other than minor traffic offenses. The letter states that a criminal record exemption is needed and the letter lists the documents needed to process a criminal record exemption.

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Work with the elderly in a Community Care License facility after obtaining your CDSS exemption.

Please note: you are required to obtain an exemption even if your record has been expunged (or dismissed under  California Penal Code 1203.4). In these instances, the expunged or dismissed conviction is still considered a conviction for exemptions purposes. Furthermore, if your offense is considered an “non-exemptible crime” then an exemption cannot be obtained. The CDSS provides a list of non-exemptible crimes here.

If you received an exemption notification letter you can do any of the following:

  • Take no action. If you choose to not supply the documents to the CBCB within 45 days, CBCB will close the file. This means that you cannot work, provide services, volunteer or reside in the facility.
  • If the community care facility decided not to hire you and you are the applicant, you can seek an exemption on your own behalf that will allow you to seek employment or provide services elsewhere. However, you cannot be present (work, volunteer, reside or provide services) until an exemption is approved by the CBCB.
  • If you are the licensee (the community care facility, child care provider or health care organization) and you have received the letter regarding the conviction(s) of a potential employee, volunteer or adult resident, you must decide whether to request an exemption for that individual. If an exemption is desired, you must assist the individual by mailing exemption documents to the CBCB. If you do not wish to pursue the exemption and you decide not to hire or subsequently terminate the employee, the individual may request an exemption on his/her own behalf.

Finally, if your California exemption application is denied, you may request an appeal in writing. The appeal must be received by the CDSS no later than 15 days from the date of the denial letter. 

WHAT STEPS DO I NEED TO TAKE TO REQUEST AN EXEMPTION?


Seeking an exemption is a lengthy and time sensitive process and the more complete your packet to the CBCB, the faster the process will go. If you don’t complete the California exemption process properly, you will likely be denied employment, or, if you do obtain employment without the required California exemption, your position will remain at risk. Why live in fear of a random background check?

Our experienced California exemption attorneys are here to help with the exemption process.

We can assist with the California exemption process by:

  • Helping you obtain the required forms and documents, and
  • Providing guidance on how to complete them. 

If your California exemption application is denied, we can also help you with your appeal. Please note, however, that you must request an appeal to CDSS in writing and your appeal must be received by the CDSS no later than 15 days from the date of the denial letter.

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The California exemption process begins when you receive a California exemption notification letter from the CBCB. The letter states that a criminal record exemption is needed, and the letter lists the documents needed to process a criminal record exemption. All of this information should be mailed to CBCB no later than 45 days from the date of the CBCB’s exemption notification letter. 

In addition, if your California exemption application was denied, you may request an appeal in writing. The appeal must be received by the CDSS no later than 15 days from the date of the denial letter.

When you sign up with our law office, you will work directly with our founding attorney, Mr. Shea M. Randall. Mr. Randall will guide you through the exemption process by helping you obtain any required documents, reviewing the quality and strength of your character references, and drafting your Signed Statement – all ensuring that your California exemption application meets the CBCB’s requirements, is legally persuasive, and thus increases the likelihood of you obtaining a California exemption.

In addition, if your California exemption application is denied, Mr. Randall will take on your appeal.

If your exemption request is approved you will be exempted from the criminal record clearance requirement by the CDSS and will be allowed to work, or become a licensee, of a community care license facility. This will give you the confidence you need to move forward in your career as a caregiver and no longer have to live in fear of criminal background checks.

Lifeback Legal is a division of the Law Firm of Shea M. Randall, a trusted California Law Firm. We specialize in helping individuals get their life back with California criminal record expungements and federal licensing services. We are a full service Law Firm — from gathering documentation, hand-crafting petitions, and dealing with the exemption process.

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* Price quoted is for the initial California exemption application.  If your California exemption application is denied, a California exemption appeal is priced at $1,225.00.

Experienced CA Exemption Attorneys.



Begin the California exemption process by signing up online today.
No wait, no hassle.

Get your life back
with Lifeback Legal.

  • Case handled by a California licensed attorney.
  • Expedited filing on all exemptions.
  • Affordable, flat fees including attorney fees.
  • Interest-free payment plans.
  • 14-day price matching guarantee.
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