National Study of Child Protective Services Systems and Reform Efforts. Findings on Local CPS Practices. Additional Changes

05/01/2003

Several sites reported that they had implemented the use of safety or risk assessment tools to assist workers in assessing immediate danger to the child. Staff in La Crosse County specifically described the implementation of new safety and risk assessment procedures. The use of multidisciplinary teams — often an outgrowth of joint police and CPS investigations — was also observed in Brooks County.