The Multidisciplinary Team (MDT)
The Multidisciplinary Team is an approach to child abuse investigations in which agencies charged with the investigation, prosecution and treatment of alleged child abuse victims form a partnership to provide a coordinated response. The team response helps provide investigative agencies the information they need to protect the child, but also ensure that the child’s treatment needs are evaluated. This response allows agencies to share information, resources, and their specialized experience with partner agencies involved for the benefit of the child victim.
The Multidisciplinary team consists of:
- Law Enforcement
- Human Services
- Mental Health Specialists
- Medical Professionals