Orange County Child Advocacy Center

Multi-disciplinary Team

What is a Multi-disciplinary Team?

A Multidisciplinary Team (MDT) is a group of professionals from a variety of disciplines, including CAC staff, mental health, law enforcement, victim advocacy and child protective services, that work together to coordinate cases and provide services to victims and families.

The purpose of an MDT is to have all the players involved in a case on the same page. This model facilitates thorough investigations and ensures that families receive consistent and informed support and referrals.

Goals of MDT Model

  • Promote unified and collaborative response in the investigation, prosecution, and victim services.

  • Minimize number of times a child is interviewed.

  • Provide swift multi-disciplinary intervention to victims and families.

 

The MDT guidelines are based on the philosophy that no attempt to prevent and treat child abuse is likely to be successful unless it involves a cooperative effort on the part of all involved agencies and individuals.

Community Partners

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Clara Martin Center

Mental Health

Clara Martin Center is a community based, non-profit organization that provides acute and long-term behavioral health care services.

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Safeline, Inc.

Victim Advocacy

Safeline provides free and confidential services to victims and survivors of domestic violence, sexual violence and stalking in Orange County and Northern Windsor County.

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CAPP at Dartmouth

Medical

The Child Advocacy and Protection Program (CAPP) is a multidisciplinary program created to help evaluate and treat  suspected victims of child maltreatment.

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Orange County Sheriff's Office

Law Enforcement

The Orange County Sheriff's Office provides two assigned detectives to OCSIU.

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