The CCCAC staff work collaboratively with other child abuse professionals on case management, investigation, and prosecution of child abuse cases. This Multi-Disciplinary Team (MDT) consists of the forensic interviews, Child Protective Services, 32 local law enforcement agencies, mental health and medical professionals, the Cameron County District Attorney’s Office, and the Child to Adult Abuse Response Team (CAART).
The forensic interviews are conducted while law enforcement and CPS observe the interviews in a separate room. This allows for the children to be interviewed once, rather than having multiple interviews, as this often causes trauma and re-victimization.
- Texas Department of Family and Protective Services: http://www.dfps.state.tx.us/
- Cameron County District Attorney’s Office: http://www.cameroncountyda.com/
- Blue Sunday: http://www.bluesunday.org/