Guam

CNCS provides this state by state guide for informational purposes only and makes reasonable efforts to ensure the quality of the information. You are responsible for determining the suitability of the information and your use of the information in this guide, and for compliance with NSCHC requirements (45 CFR 2540.200 - .207). CNCS makes no express or implied warranty, no representation, nor assumes any legal liability or responsibility for the accuracy, correctness, timeliness, or completeness of any information in, or available through, this guide. The information in this guide is presented in good faith and believed to be correct. You assume the risk of relying on the information contained in this guide. Links to non-CNCS websites are provided for informational purposes only.

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Guam is an open records territory. 
Some form of criminal history information is open to the public in “open records” states. In “closed records” states, access to criminal history information is not generally available to the public, but is available to authorized entities (e.g. law enforcement agencies).
 

Contact Information

Guam Judicial Center, Superior Court of Guam 
Email: scog.records@guamcourts.org

State Checks 

General Information on State Checks:

  • While two options for types of state checks are listed below, name-based and fingerprint-based, only one type of state check is required. CNCS does not recommend one of these checks over the other. Either the name-based state check or the fingerprint-based state check is acceptable.
  • Please note that to be in compliance with CNCS requirements, recipients may have to conduct checks in up to two states: the  state of service/work check on individuals in covered positions, as well as a state of residence check (i.e. if the state of residence is different from the state of service/work at the time of application).


Name-Based State Checks

Available from: Guam Judicial Center, Superior Court of Guam 

What is released: Guam does not release a copy of an actual criminal police report without a subpoena. Please see the Serve Guam Commission information below.  

Cost: Police, Court and FBI Fingerprinting Clearances are free of charge to Serve Guam Commission and AmeriCorps Programs.

How long does it take to obtain results? Approximately one week.

Fingerprint-Based State Checks

Available from: Guam Judicial Center, Superior Court of Guam
 
What is released: Guam does not release a copy of an actual criminal police report without a subpoena. Please see the Serve Guam Commission information below.  

Cost: Police, Court and FBI Fingerprinting Clearances are free of charge to Serve Guam Commission and AmeriCorps Programs.

How long does it take to obtain results? Approximately one week


Approved Alternative Repositories 

State repositories are institutions that house and maintain the arrest and disposition (or outcome) information for cases handled in that state. Each state has a central repository, and CNCS has designated one in each state that grantees must use. In some cases, generally when a different institution is able to provide information that is equivalent to what is provided by the state repository, CNCS may designate them as an Approved Alternative Repository.
None at this time.


FBI Checks 

 
Available to: FBI Clearances are released to Serve Guam Commission. Please see the Serve Guam Commission information below.  
 
CNCS FBI Channeler:  Organizations that cannot successfully use the state repository for FBI checks may use CNCS’s FBI-approved Channeler, Fieldprint, for FBI checks. 
 
Cost: The cost for one FBI check through Fieldprint is $27.50. 
 
How long does it take to receive results? The majority of checks conducted electronically take no more than two business days from the date the fingerprints are captured. If an applicant does not live near a Fieldprint livescan location and fingerprints must be taken manually and mailed, it will take longer to receive the results. See the Fieldprint Guide and FAQ (linked below) for more information.
 
More information: 
Fieldprint Guide and FAQs: https://www.nationalservice.gov/FBIGuidance (see document, “Using Fieldprint as an FBI Channeler – A Guide for CNCS Recipients”) 
Fieldprint website: http://www.fieldprintcncs.com/ 
 

NSOPW (National Sex Offender Public Website) Check

A required component of the NSCHC is a nationwide check of NSOPW.gov before an individual begins work or service in a covered position. Please note that a compliant nationwide NSOPW check must include reports from all states, territories, and tribes. If any state, territory, or tribe is unavailable at the time the NSOPW check is conducted, you must either run a nationwide NSOPW check again through NSOPW.gov and ensure that all entities are reporting, or run a separate check for each entity that is not reporting through the state sex offender registry website.

Please note that a check of a single state’s sex offender registry alone is not sufficient to meet the requirements of the nationwide NSOPW check requirement. The information provided in the State Sex Offender Registry Information section is for reference purposes only in the event that a single state sex offender registry check is necessary to supplement an incomplete nationwide NSOPW check.

 

State Sex Offender Registry Information

Guam Sex Offender Registry: http://www.guamcourts.org/sor/index.asp
 

Individuals Requesting Criminal History Records (versus Organizations)

1. Email name, DOB, and SSN to scog.records@guamcourts.org
2. They will email information on price and how to pay by mail with credit card, money order, or cashier’s check. 
Applying in person or by mail if you live in Guam
You can apply in person or by mail to the Superior Court of Guam to obtain a check.
Superior Court of Guam 
Records Section
120 West O’Brien Drive
Hagatna Guam 96910 
Telephone Number: 671-475-3370/ 475-3449
 
You will need to provide the following:
Your full name 
Date of birth
Social Security number
Clear copy of a valid photo identification card
Applicable fees (Fee is waived for Serve Guam Commission and AmeriCorps Programs)
 
Applying if you live outside of Guam (you must apply in writing)
You should apply in writing to the Superior Court of Guam to obtain a check.
Superior Court of Guam 
Records Section
120 West O’Brien Drive
Hagatna Guam 96910
Telephone Number: 671-475-3370/ 475-3449
 
You will need to provide the following:
Your full name
Date of birth
Social Security number
Clear copy of a valid photo identification card
Applicable fees (Fee is waived for Serve Guam Commission and AmeriCorps Programs)
 
Bring sealed results to program to ensure chain of custody. 
 

CNCS State Commission

Please note that the State Commission section is specific to State Commission subgrantees (e.g. AmeriCorps State program grantees). The State Commission may not necessarily be able to assist other CNCS grantees (e.g. Foster Grandparents, Senior Companions, SIF) in this territory with access to State or FBI checks.
The Serve Guam Commission currently authorizes AmeriCorps program directors to pick up clearances without a subpoena. A criminal abstract can also be requested regarding a particular criminal case. If no record is returned, the results letter will indicate that. If a criminal record is indicated, the results typically include convictions dating back 11 years. 


Revised as of 10/24/2017
 
 
 

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