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Investigative Partners

Investigative Partners

The Multidisciplinary Team (MDT) is a collaborative effort between the Prosecuting Attorney’s Office, Law Enforcement, Arkansas State Police Crimes Against Children Division (CACD), and the Department of Child and Family Services (DCFS) to coordinate services during a child abuse investigation. In order to ensure the safety and protection of children, the law requires that reports of possible abuse of a child be investigated by either DHS or CACD. In cases where a crime may have occurred, law enforcement must be notified. The MDT’s primary goal is to reduce the number of times a child has to talk to different professionals thus reducing the amount of trauma the investigation places on the child.

 

Partner Agencies:
  • White, Cleburne, Independence, Woodruff, Stone, and Jackson County Sheriff Departments
  • Searcy, Beebe, Bald Knob, Judsonia, Kensett, McCrory, Augusta, Heber Springs, Newport, Batesville Police Departments
  • Arkansas State Police Crimes Against Children Division (CACD)
  • White, Cleburne, Independence, Woodruff, Stone, and Jackson Departments of Child and Family Service