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NCJ Number: 143442 Add to Shopping cart Find in a Library
Corporate Author: American Prosecutors Research Institute
National Ctr for the Prosecution of Child Abuse
United States of America
Date Published: 1992
Page Count: 22
Sponsoring Agency: American Prosecutors Research Institute
Alexandria, VA 22314
Office for Victims of Crime
Washington, DC 20531
Grant Number: 92-CI-CX-K0001
Type: Legislation/Policy Description
Format: Document
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This document lists and summarizes, current through 1991, all State statutes, excluding military and tribal laws, that encourage or mandate multidisciplinary reviews of child abuse cases.
Abstract: In many cases, the teams comprise representatives from the local health field, mental health services, local social service agencies, law enforcement, prosecutors' offices, educational agencies, and lawyers. Many of these statutes outline the proposed functions of the multi-agency teams. These functions may include providing comprehensive medical and psychological programs to identify and diagnose victims of child abuse, providing case service coordination and assistance, and providing educational and community awareness campaigns on child abuse and neglect. Several laws create a children's advocacy program or children's trust account board.
Main Term(s): Child abuse investigations; Child protection services
Index Term(s): Abused children; Child victims; Interagency cooperation; Interdisciplinary analysis; Juveniles; State laws
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