The primary objectives of the protocol updating process were to:
- Address such issues as confidentiality and information sharing policy;
- Incorporate State policy and current local practice (family-centered practice, interactions among law enforcement agencies, CPS, and VAP);
- Expand the protocol to include current offices and agencies;
- Broaden involvement of agencies with a role in the child protection system; and
- Identify issues among agencies to address child abuse and neglect.