What is the multidisciplinary team (MDT)?

Members of the MDT include, but are not limited to:

  • The Chester County District Attorney’s Office (DAO)
    • Prosecutors
    • Chester County Detectives
  • Law enforcement agencies
  • The Department of Children, Youth, and Families (CYF)
  • Mental health and medical professionals
    • Mental Health & Intellectual Development Disabilities (MHIDD)
    • Nemours/AI DuPont Hospital for Children
    • Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia
  • The Crime Victims’ Center of Chester County (CVC)
  • Chester County Adult and Juvenile Probation Departments
  • Department of Education
  • Other agencies

MDT members meet monthly to review cases and determine if additional resources are needed, such as investigative, medical, or mental health services. MDT members also discuss language and cultural concerns.

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1. What is the Children’s Advocacy Center?
2. What is child abuse?
3. Who is a mandated reporter and what is their responsibility?
4. What should I do if a student tells me they are being abused?
5. What is Childline?
6. What is CYF?
7. What is the Crime Victims’ Center (CVC)?
8. What is a forensic interviewer?
9. How is a forensic interview conducted?
10. What is the multidisciplinary team (MDT)?
11. Will my child see their abuser at the Justice Center or in the CAC?
12. What if my child needs mental health help?
13. If my child was abused, how soon should he/she see a doctor?
14. What kind of medical examination will my child need if he/she was sexually abused?
15. How will the criminal justice system handle my child’s abuser?