Social Services should begin to conduct regular address comparisons using Justice’s sex offender registry and its Licensing Information System and Child Welfare Services/Case Management System (CWS/CMS). If Social Services believes it needs additional resources to do so, it should justify and seek the appropriate level of funding. If efforts to obtain additional resources fail, Social Services should assign this high-priority task to existing staff.
Social Services began its first address comparison in late December 2011 using its databases and Justice’s sex offender registry. Social Services has continued to refine this process and has performed these address comparisons on a regular basis. Social Services added that it continues to assess its resource needs. (See 2013-406, p. 116)
Agency responses received after June 2013 are posted verbatim.