National Study of Child Protective Services Systems and Reform Efforts: Site Visits Report . Additional Changes


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. La Crosse County, Wisconsin, 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. Brooks County, Georgia, used such teams during investigations.

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