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Is the report about either the abuse or neglect of a child or certain persons younger than 21, or a delinquent child?
NO
Besides the identity of an uncharged suspect, does the record otherwise fall under CLEIRs? R.C. 149.43(A)(2).
NO
Is the case closed? (This includes the termination of trial, appeals, and post-trial proceedings.)
NO
Has the suspect been charged?
NO
Upon request, release the incident report ("the first two pages") with the suspect's name redacted. R.C. 149.43(A)(2)(a).

YES


YES


YES


YES


Is the report about a delinquent child?
Review for possible non-disclosure of that information, remove that information, and then continue the review.
Upon request, release the entire investigation file and the incident report ("the first two pages"). State ex rel. Steckman v. Jackson, 70 Ohio St. 3d., 420, 431-432 (1994); R.C. 149.43(A)(2)(a).
Upon request, release the incident report ("the first two pages") with the suspect's name unredacted. R.C. 149.43(A)(2)(a).
 

NO

YES







Is the report about an abused or neglected child or certain person under 21?
Has the person previously been abused?
NO
Return to step two and complete the review.
 
 

YES



YES





Upon request, release the incident report ("the first two pages") with information about the victim and person reporting the abuse redacted. The remainder of the file is confidential, even when the case is closed. Review the incident report to determine if other CLEIRs information should be redacted. R.C. 2151.421(H). R.C. 149.43(A)(2)(a).
 
Upon request, release the incident report ("the first two pages") with information highly likely to identify the delinquent child redacted, even if later charged with a crime. Return to step two and complete the review. R.C. 143.435.