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Appendix 2472.1-B: Definitions of Roles

CPS June 2006

The roles that may be assigned for each person named in an allegation are defined below:

Name of Role

IMPACT Code

Definition

Alleged Roles

Alleged Victim

VC

A child who is suspected of being a victim of abuse or neglect as defined in Texas Family Code (TFC) §261.001(1), (4).

Alleged Perpetrator

AP

A person responsible for a child's care, custody, or welfare as defined in TFC §261.001(5), who is suspected of being responsible for the alleged abuse or neglect.

Alleged Victim-

Perpetrator

VP

A child 10 years of age or older who is suspected of being:

  ·  a victim as described under Alleged Victim above; and

  ·  a perpetrator, as described under Alleged Perpetrator above, with respect to another child.

Unknown

UK

A person whose actions with regard to the alleged abuse or neglect are not known by the reporter. It is not known whether the person played a part in the suspected abuse or neglect.

Not Involved

NO

A person, according to the reporter, who could clearly not have played a role in the alleged abuse or neglect.

Name of Role

IMPACT Code

Definition

Overall Role After all Allegations Have Been Given Dispositions

Designated Victim

DV

Based on a preponderance of the evidence, the worker has concluded that the child has been abused or neglected as defined in the Texas Family Code (TFC) §261.001(1) or (4).

Designated Perpetrator

DP

Based on a preponderance of the evidence, the worker has concluded that the individual is responsible for the abuse or neglect of a child for whom that person has responsibility for the care, custody, or welfare as defined in TFC §261.001(5).

Designated Victim-

Perpetrator

DB*

Based on a preponderance of the evidence, the worker has concluded that the child is both:

  ·  a victim as described under Designated Victim above, and

  ·  a perpetrator, as described under Designated Perpetrator above, with respect to another child.

Unknown (unable to determine)

UD

The worker could not determine whether the person was involved in the alleged abuse or neglect because the worker could not determine whether the alleged abuse or neglect occurred.

Unknown (unable to complete)

UC

The worker could not complete the investigation because:

  ·  The family could not be located to begin the investigation, or the family was contacted but then moved and could not be located to complete the investigation.

  ·  The family refused to cooperate with the investigation.

Not Involved

NO

  ·  All allegations naming the person have been given the disposition of Administrative Closure. Or:

  ·  All allegations naming the person have been given the disposition of Ruled Out. Or:

  ·  The person was not investigated as a perpetrator or a victim. 

Name of Role

IMPACT Code

Definition

Overall Role After One of the Conditions in the Right Hand Column Has Been Met

Sustained Perpetrator

SP

  ·  Based on a preponderance of the evidence presented in a release hearing, an administrative law judge has sustained the conclusion that the designated perpetrator or designated victim-perpetrator is responsible for the abuse or neglect of a child in the investigation. Or:

  ·  The designated perpetrator or designated victim-perpetrator has been provided with written notice of a right to a release hearing, but has not requested one within 15 days after receiving the notice. Or:

  ·  The right of the designated perpetrator or designated victim-perpetrator to a release hearing has been waived by operation of law.

*DB stands for Designated Both, and means that the child was designated as both a victim and a perpetrator in the investigation.

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