“There is a fine line between Unfounded and Inconclusive determinations. An Inconclusive determination automatically places an alleged offender’s name on the Child Abuse Central Index without conclusive evidence and a legal framework to ensure due process. Thismay give the appearance of ‘guilty until proven innocent,’ contrary to legal tradition.”

2008-09 Solano County Grand Jury Health and Social Services Child Abuse Reporting by Rick Thoma