Denver Human Services is always looking for families to become Foster Care and Certified Kinship Care Providers.  However, state and federal Law requires that all applicants for certification complete a rigorous background check on the federal, state and local levels.The law requires that applicants must be denied certification if the applicant has been convicted of or pled guilty and received a deferred prosecution, deferred sentence, deferred judgment or deferred adjudication for any of the following: 

  • Child Abuse;
  • A Crime of violence;
  • Any felony offense involving unlawful sexual behavior;
  • Any felony offense involving domestic violence

  • Any felony involving physical assault or battery
  • Any felony involving an alcohol/drug-related offense within five years preceding the date of application for licensing
  • Three or more convictions of Third Degree Assault/Domestic violence within ten years preceding the application
  • Five misdemeanor convictions of any type with at least two convictions of Third Degree Assault/Domestic Violence within ten years of the application
  • Seven Misdemeanors of any type within ten years of the application

Please review any criminal history for eligibility prior to applying for certification.