The key objectives of the reform efforts were to:
- Improve responsiveness through staff specialization. For example, all sexual abuse is handled by a dedicated sexual abuse investigator and all intakes are handled by an dedicated intake worker;
- Expedite and improve services, procedures, and protocols. A Community Service Review Team Was comprised of the District Attorney, police, service providers, and physicians was developed. The team designed the initial procedures and protocols; and
- Better meet the best interests of the child. Two part-time attorneys were hired to serve as Guardians Ad Litem.