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Researching references to -- Indicated Disposition

Postby Marina » Sun Jul 09, 2006 10:38 am

Researching references to -- Indicated Disposition

http://www.acf.hhs.gov/programs/cb/pubs ... tertwo.htm

The major NCANDS disposition categories are described below.

Indicated: An investigation disposition that concludes that maltreatment could not be substantiated under State law or policy, but there was reason to suspect that the child may have been maltreated or was at risk of maltreatment. This is applicable only to States that distinguish between substantiated and indicated dispositions.

Substantiated: A type of investigation disposition that concludes that the allegation of maltreatment or risk of maltreatment was supported or founded by State law or State policy.

Unsubstantiated: A type of investigation disposition that determines that there was not sufficient evidence under State law to conclude or suspect that the child was maltreated or at risk of being maltreated.

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Postby Marina » Sun Jul 09, 2006 10:43 am

Children and Youth Services Review Volume (issue): 23 (1) 2001

Assessing and Managing Risk in Child Protective Services
Guest Editors, Eileen Gambrill, Aron Shlonsky

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Postby Marina » Sun Jul 09, 2006 10:54 am

ALABAMA DEPARTMENT OF HUMAN RESOURCES

SOCIAL SERVICES DIVISION

ADMINISTRATIVE CODE


CHAPTER 660-5-34 PROTECTIVE SERVICES FOR CHILDREN

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Postby Marina » Sun Jul 09, 2006 11:01 am

PA government

§ 3490.40. Notifications regarding indicated reports.


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Postby Marina » Sun Jul 09, 2006 11:05 am

Child Abuse

and Neglect

in New Jersey

1997 - 1998


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Magnitude of Child Abuse and Neglect -- National Data


Nationally, child protective services agencies (CPS) investigated an estimated two million reports alleging the maltreatment of almost three million children in 1997, the last year for which statistics were available. Of these children, the number of victims of substantiated or indicated maltreatment was estimated to be about 984,000, or about 33.4% of all reported children. The average substantiation rate among the states was 28.6%. The remaining 4.8% comprised allegations that some states disposed as indicated abuse/neglect (these 11 states use the indicated disposition when there is reason to suspect maltreatment but there is insufficient evidence under state policy to confirm the maltreatment. New Jersey is among 39 states and the District of Columbia that report substantiated abuse/neglect cases to the U. S. Department of Health and Human Services but do not either use the indicated disposition or report indicated abuse/neglect allegations). The rate of substantiation in 1997 decreased slightly from the rate reported in 1996, when slightly over one million (1,030,751) children, or 34.4% of all those reported, were found to be substantiated or indicated victims of abuse and neglect.

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Re: Researching references to -- Indicated Disposition

Postby Susan9 » Sun Aug 13, 2006 3:37 am

Marina wrote:Researching references to -- Indicated Disposition

http://www.acf.hhs.gov/programs/cb/pubs ... tertwo.htm

The major NCANDS disposition categories are described below.

Indicated: An investigation disposition that concludes that maltreatment could not be substantiated under State law or policy, but there was reason to suspect that the child may have been maltreated or was at risk of maltreatment. This is applicable only to States that distinguish between substantiated and indicated dispositions.

Substantiated: A type of investigation disposition that concludes that the allegation of maltreatment or risk of maltreatment was supported or founded by State law or State policy.

Unsubstantiated: A type of investigation disposition that determines that there was not sufficient evidence under State law to conclude or suspect that the child was maltreated or at risk of being maltreated.


That state does not distinguish between the 2 types of indicated. What happens now ? A letter was written to try and get a hearing as letter received said to do. What happens now ?

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Postby Marina » Sun Aug 13, 2006 7:23 am

Look in your state's CPS policy manual.

Here is what is in Virginia's manual, to give you an idea of what to look for:

http://www.dss.virginia.gov/files/divis ... policy.pdf

page 164
G. DISPOSITIONAL ASSESSMENT

page 165
1.0 A Founded Disposition
1.1 Preponderance of the Evidence
1.2 First Source Evidence
1.3 Indirect Evidence
1.4 A Founded Disposition Cannot be Based Solely on an Anonymous
Complaint
1.5 Alleged Abuser Shall Have an Opportunity for Consultation Prior to a
Founded Disposition
1.6 Polygraph Examinations are Not Considered Reliable Evidence

page 191
8.0 Court Must Make Finding of Abuse or Neglect
8.1 A Party May Object to the Court Making a Finding of Abuse or
Neglect
8.2 Adjudicatory Hearing
8.3 Notification of Adjudicatory Hearing
8.4 Any Preliminary Removal Order or Protection Orders Remain in
Effect Pending Adjudicatory Hearing

page 218
G. NOTIFYING PARTIES OF A COMPLETED FAMILY ASSESSMENT
1.0 Written Notification
2.0 Verbal Notification

H. NOTIFYING PARTIES OF A FOUNDED DISPOSITION
1.0 Persons to be Named in the Central Registry
2.0 Abuser or Neglector Must be Informed of Appeal Rights
2.1 Written Notification of Founded Disposition
2.2 Verbal Notification of Founded Disposition
2.3 Appeals Brochure to be Given to Abuser or Neglector


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