CAUSE Standards

The Minimum Screening Guideline and CAUSE Standards documents are not intended to be and should NOT be construed as legal advice, guidance or counsel.  Employers should consult their own attorney about their legal responsibilities under applicable law. Sue Weaver Cause (CAUSE) expressly disclaims any warranties, responsibility or damages associated with or arising out of information provided or an employer’s use of any information on this website.

 

Everyone has the right to work, not all jobs are right for everyone.  CAUSE Standards were developed as a part of CAUSE Certification and are meant to be used as a resource when determining how long after a conviction SHOULD a worker be considered reformed enough to work in consumers homes.

Any active warrants (until no longer active)

  • forever

 

Armed/aggravated robbery

  • forever

 

Assault (felony)

  • forever

 

Assault/menacing (misdemeanor)

  • 5 years

Burglary/breaking and entering

  • 5 years

Carjacking

  • forever

Controlled substance: manufacture/delivery/possession with intent to deliver (misdemeanor)

  • 5 years

Controlled substance: manufacture/delivery/possession with intent to deliver (felony) or felony possession (felony)

  • 7 years

Controlled substance: delivery or intent to deliver (misdemeanor) - excludes simple misdemeanor possession

  • 3 years

Controlled substance: possession (misdemeanor) - must have three or more offenses during the exclusion period

  • 3 years

Criminal mischief/vandalism

  • 3 years

Currently registered sex offender

  • forever

Domestic assault or violence

  • 5 years

Gang-related offense (felony)

  • 7 years

Gang-related offense (misdemeanor)

  • 3 years

Indecent exposure

  • 5 years

Injury to a child/child abuse

  • 5 years

Kidnapping/false imprisonment/unlawful restraint

  • forever

Murder

  • forever

Prostitution/solicitation of prostitution/promotion of prostitution

  • 3 years

Rape or any sexual assault/registered sex offender

  • forever

Resisting a police officer/interfering with a public servant

  • 3 years

Stalking

  • 5 years

Terroristic threats/retaliation (felony)

  • 7 years

Terroristic threats/retaliation (misdemeanor)

  • 3 years

Theft/fraud/extortion (felony)

  • 7 years

Theft/fraud/extortion (misdemeanor)

  • 3 years

Unauthorized use of a motor vehicle

  • 7 years

Weapons possession/prohibited weapon (felony)

  • 7 years

Weapons possession/prohibited weapon (misdemeanor)

  • 3 years

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Suite 119-247

Flower Mound, TX  75028

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