Texas CASA recently learned DPS is able to provide local programs with a list of individuals who were fingerprinted before June 1, 2015. As a reminder, anyone who was fingerprinted before this date will not be included in the new National Rap Back feature and will need to be re-fingerprinted in order to remain in compliance with Texas CASA Standards and the state.

You may contact the unit at 512-424-2746, or by email at RapBackUnit@dps.texas.gov, to request a list of individuals from your program who were fingerprinted prior to June 1, 2015.

We hope you find this resource useful, and please continue to contact DPS with any questions you may have. They will be your best source of the most up-to-date information.

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Request List of Individuals Fingerprinted Before June 1, 2015 from DPS

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