County Multidisciplinary Team Agreement
The following listed team members hereby agree to cooperate and coordinate with each other in executing and implementing the following state goals and objectives.
? Children’s Advocacy Center ________________________________________________________________________
? Commonwealth Prosecutor_________________________________________________________________________
? County Attorney Prosecutor ________________________________________________________________________
? DCBS ___________________________________________________________________________________________
? Education _______________________________________________________________________________________
? Law Enforcement _______________________________________________________________ _________________
? Law Enforcement ________________________________________________________________________________
? Medical Professional ______________________________________________________________________________
? Mental Health ___________________________________________________________________________________
? Victim Advocate _________________________________________________________________________________
Goals and Objectives:
GOAL: Safety and Protection for Child Victims of Sexual Abuse
? To ensure the immediate safety of the child victim and to minimize further trauma or systemic re-victimization;
? To protect the privacy rights of the child and the child’s family (KRS Chapter 421);
? To minimize the number of victim interviews and to ensure interagency collaboration; and
? To facilitate access to medical and behavioral/mental health intervention to promote successful healing.
GOAL: Accountability of the Child Sexual Abuse Service System
? To increase the quality of sexual abuse investigations, prosecution and victim services and eliminate the duplication of efforts;
? To increase successful prosecution and offender accountability through multidisciplinary collaboration;
? To ensure that each case of child sexual abuse is appropriately reviewed;
? To hold all professionals involved in child sexual abuse cases to the highest standard of professional conduct;
? To identify and improve system and local resource deficiencies;
? To promote child victim and family voice;
? To collect and maintain accurate information regarding the investigation and prosecution of child sexual abuse cases;
? To implement trauma informed care practices and principles; and
? To increase and maintain active participation and consistent attendance of each agency at multidisciplinary team
meetings.
Confidentiality:
All team members will abide by Kentucky State Laws pertaining to privileged communication and confidentiality of records and case information, which will be reviewed and discussed at the team meetings.
All team members that present information in the review sessions need to address the issue of privileged communication and confidentiality within the context of their own agency.
Conflicts of Interest:
Any team member whose review of a case presents a conflict of interest for the member should disclose the conflict and abstain from voting on any issue related to the conflict.
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