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Appendix 2472.1-A: Determining Overall Disposition and Overall Role

CPS June 2006

After the worker assigns dispositions to all of the allegations in an investigation, the following are calculated:

  ·  the overall disposition for the investigation; and

  ·  the overall role for each person named in the allegations.

These determinations are also displayed in the following chart formats.

Determining Overall Disposition for the Investigation

Criteria for an Allegation Disposition

Overall Disposition

If any allegation disposition is:

and no allegation disposition is:

then the overall disposition is:

Reason to Believe (RTB)

(not applicable)

Reason to Believe

Unable to Determine (UTD)

Reason to Believe

Unable to Determine

Unable to Complete (UTC)

 

  ·  Reason to Believe, or

  ·  Unable to Determine

Unable to Complete

Ruled Out (R/O)

  ·  Reason to Believe,

  ·  Unable to Determine, or

  ·  Unable to Complete 

Ruled Out

Administrative Closure (ADM)

  ·  Reason to Believe,

  ·  Unable to Determine,

  ·  Unable to Complete, or

  ·  Ruled Out

Administrative Closure

Determining Overall Role for Alleged Victim (VC) and Alleged Perpetrator (AP)

Criteria for an Allegation Disposition

Overall Role for VC and AP

If any allegation disposition for the alleged victim or alleged perpetrator is:

and no allegation disposition for the person is:

then the person's overall role is:

Reason to Believe (RTB)

(not applicable)

Designated Victim (DV) or Designated Perpetrator (DP)

Unable to Determine (UTD)

Reason to Believe

Unknown (Unable to Determine) (UD)

Unable to Complete (UTC)

  ·  Reason to Believe, or

  ·  Unable to Determine

Unknown (Unable to complete) (UC)

Ruled Out (R/O)

  ·  Reason to Believe, or

  ·  Unable to Determine, or

  ·  Unable to Complete 

Not Involved (NO)

Administrative Closure (ADM)

  ·  Reason to Believe, or

  ·  Unable to Determine, or

  ·  Unable to Complete, or

  ·  Ruled Out

Not Involved (NO)

Determining Overall Role for Alleged Victim-Perpetrator (VP)

If a child with the role of alleged victim-perpetrator (VP) is:

and the child also is:

then, the child's overall role is:

named as a victim in an RTB allegation,

named as a perpetrator in an RTB allegation,

Designated Victim-Perpetrator (DB)* 

named as a victim in an RTB allegation,

not named as a perpetrator in an RTB allegation,

Designated Victim (DV)  

named as a perpetrator in an RTB allegation,

not named as a victim in an RTB allegation, 

Designated Perpetrator (DP)

named as a victim or perpetrator in a UTD allegation,

not named as a victim or perpetrator in an RTB allegation,

Unknown (Unable to Determine) (UD)

named as a victim or perpetrator in a UTC allegation,

not named as a victim or perpetrator in an RTB or UTD allegation,

Unknown (Unable to Complete) (UC)

named as a victim or perpetrator only in allegations with the disposition of R/O or ADM,

not named in an RTB,  UTD, or UTC allegation,

Not Involved (NO)

*The DB role code stands for Designated both, meaning the child is designated both as a victim and as a perpetrator.

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