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


Revising the interagency protocol for the Brooks County child protection system was initiated locally. The revisions updated the 1986 protocol by adding a Victim Assistance Program (VAP), which handles victim support and domestic violence in the Brooks County Sheriff's Office. A magistrate judge handles issuance of warrants, bonds setting, and probable cause hearings. The revisions also addressed such issues as confidentiality and information sharing, and outlined a number of new procedures. One major change that resulted from the revisions to the protocol was the establishment of a multidisciplinary team (MDT) for case reviews. The revisions are discussed in further detail below.

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