The Child Protection Team is a countywide, multidisciplinary team used to focus their resources on the issue of child abuse and neglect. The CPT acts in an advisory capacity for the Department of Child Services. The team reviews reports of child abuse and neglect from the perspective of that member's professional discipline or life experience in order to assure that all variables have been considered in assessment of the individuals and facts in each report and that all resources have been considered in treatment.
Members of the Child Protection Team include representative of many varied disciplines:
Dept. of Child Services
Law enforcement agency representative
Court Appointed Special Advocate (CASA) or Guardian Ad Litem (GAL)