CSPMTL 137 (Family Violence Rules)
Child Support Program Manual Transmittal Letter No. 137
June 5, 2018
TO: All Child Support Program Manual Holders
FROM: Cynthia C. Dungey, Director
SUBJECT: Family Violence Rules

The Office of Child Support (OCS) has proposed the following rules with no changes. These rules have been reviewed in accordance with section 106.031 of the Revised Code, which requires the review of all state agency rules within a five-year period. The effective date of the "no change" rules will remain the same as the existing rules.

Rule Rule Title

Effective Date

of Rule

5101:12‑10‑20 Family Violence Indicator 05/15/2008

This rule describes the family violence indicator (FVI). The FVI reflects that there is reasonable evidence that a case participant is subject to family violence or there is reason to believe that the release of information regarding a case participant may result in family violence.

This rule is authorized by ORC section 3125.25 and amplifies 3113.31.

5101:12‑10‑20.1 Request for Override of Family Violence Indicator Restriction 05/15/2008

When a person listed in the federal case registry (FCR) has a family violence indicator (FVI), the child support enforcement agency (CSEA) shall ensure that no information about a case participant will be released in response to a locate request, an FCR query, or as part of the proactive matching functionality. Courts have the ability to order a one-time override of the FVI if certain requirements are met. This rule defines the override process.

This rule is authorized by ORC section 3125.25 and amplifies 3113.31.


When the CSPMTL is published, the CSPM will be updated as follows: 

  • A no change rule will continue with the same effective date.

The rules and forms in the CSPM can be accessed at:


Forms can also be accessed on the ODJFS Forms Central InnerWeb page at:


or on the ODJFS Forms Central Internet page at:



Paragraph (I)(1) of OAC rule 5101:12-1-01 states that, whenever a program change requires modification of local procedures, the CSEA is required to revise its internal procedural handbook and submit the revision to OCS within thirty days of the revision. The CSEA should carefully review the adopted and amended rules contained in this CSPMTL to determine whether they require the CSEA to update its internal procedural handbook.