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Rules for Defining Incidents

Use the following rules when creating incidents.

Incident Type

State reportable incidents must be associated with the incident type STATE REPORTABLE (SSDS)^.

Participant Roles

A participant can either be an Offender or a Victim but cannot be both


At least one participant must be assigned the role of Offender for each incident.

At least one behavior must be defined for each Offender, except in the case of HIB offenses. After you create a behavior, you must drag the behavior to the participant to associate the two elements.

One or more actions may be assigned to each behavior assigned to an offender. After you create an action, you must drag the action to the behavior to associate the two elements. After the action is associated with the behavior, it no longer appears under the Incident Elements heading.

Participant Attributes tied to Offenders are optional and include INJURY CAUSED (OFFENDER ONLY)^ and INJURY INCURRED^, and in the case of a Removal from school, PROGRAM SERVICES PROVIDED^ and PROGRAM SERVICES LOCATION^.


Note that not all incidents will have a victim. For example, crimes against property such as vandalism will not have a victim.

Participant Attributes tied to Victims differ slightly from Offender attributes and include: INJURY INCURRED^, and VICTIM OF VIOLENT CRIMINAL OFFENSE (VICTIM ONLY)^, VICTIM TRANSFER OPTION AVAILABLE^, and VICTIM TRANSFER OPTION OUTCOME^.


Witnesses are not required for incidents.

Witnesses must not have any associated behaviors.

Witnesses do not have state reportable actions.


Reporters are not required for incidents.

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