If DFPS disqualifies a person from serving as a relative or other designated caregiver on the basis of a conviction for a low-risk criminal offense, the person may appeal the disqualification. A “low-risk” criminal offense is defined as:
a nonviolent criminal offense, including a fraud-based offense, the department determines has a low risk of impacting:
(1) a child’s safety or well-being; or
(2) the stability of a child’s placement with a relative or other designated caregiver.
For more information on the effect on Kinship – Unverified Placement, see:
6612 Conducting Background Checks
6624 Obtaining CPS Approval of the Home Assessment and Placement of a Child in a Kinship Home