ACV – Alleged Child Victim
AP – Alleged Perpetrator
CAPMIS – Comprehensive Assessment and Planning Model
CAPTA – Child Abuse Prevention and Treatment Act
CRIS-E – Client Registry Information System
COPS – Court Ordered Protective Supervision (same as PSUP)
FACSIS – Family and Children Services Information System
FINS – Family In Need of Services
ICPC – Interstate Compact on the Placement of Children
ICCA – Individual Child Care Agreement
MEPA – Multi-Ethnic Placement Act
ORC – Ohio Revised Code
OAC – Ohio Administrative Code
PRC – Prevention, Retention, and Contingency
PSUP – Protective Supervision (same as COPS)
SACWIS – Statewide Automated Child Welfare Information System
SAR – Semi-Annual Review
SIS – SACWIS Interim Solution
TC – Temporary Custody
Case Plan – CAPMIS tool used to address risk factors identified within the Family Assessment. Completed only if a case is transferred to ongoing.
Family Assessment – CAPMIS tool used to identify current and historical risks to a child. Completed within 30-45 days of intake.
Home Assessment – Visual inspection of a home, interviews, and expanded criminal records check.
Indicated – Limited evidence has been found to corroborate the allegation; the allegation could not be substantiated.
Intake – Form used to collect reported concerns of child abuse/neglect.
Investigation – Process of addressing allegations and evaluating risk.
Kinship – Relative or non-relative who has previously established a bond with a child.
Resolution / Disposition – Findings of an allegation of child abuse/neglect.
Safety Assessment – CAPMIS tool used to evaluate child’s safety from immediate, serious harm. Completed within 4 business days of intake.
Safety Plan – CAPMIS tool utilized voluntarily by a client to document a strategy to prevent immediate, serious harm to the child.
Screened In – Intake is assigned to a worker for investigation.
Screened Out – Intake is not investigated.
Sight and Safety – Visual inspection of a home with limited criminal records check.
Substantiated – Evidence has been found to corroborate the allegation.
Unsubstantiated – No evidence has been found to corroborate the allegation.