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P. O. Box 944202
Sacramento, CA 94244-2020

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Criminal Record Background Checks

Employee background checks are available to nonprofit organizations through the California Department of Justice. Nonprofit organizations can receive criminal record information for a person who applies for a license, employment, or volunteer position in the human services field. The "Authorization for Criminal Record Information" application package is available from the Office of the Attorney General. For more information, please call the Department of Justice Record Security Section at (916) 227-2928 or (916) 227-9508.

Last Updated: 3/2/2018