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Superior Court Extends Background Check Deadline for CJA/CCAN Investigators

October 05, 2020

By Jeremy Conrad

On October 2 the Superior Court of the District of Columbia issued Administrative Order 20-13 extending background check deadlines for Criminal Justice Act (CJA) and Counsel for Child Abuse and Neglect (CCAN) program investigators.

The reestablishment of the CJA/CCAN Investigator Panel takes place every four years, and every two years the investigator panel members must undergo a background check. However, due to the current pandemic and reduced government operations, there have been delays in obtaining the required background checks. 

Administrative Order 20-13 extends the period in which panel members can complete a background check. Updated FBI and local background check results are now required no later than June 30, 2021. Panel members must also submit a complete certification of good standing to the Office of the Public Defender Service by October 30, 2020.

View the full text of the order. The certification form can be found here.

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