Community Child Protection Teams
In every county, North Carolina statute mandates a local team called a Community Child Protection Team (CCPT), consisting of public agencies and community organizations. These teams are responsible for reviewing child maltreatment cases, providing public education to protect children, and making recommendations to county commissioners and state Social Services on improving child welfare. The local CCPT teams are North Carolina’s means of meeting federal requirements on citizen review panels of child welfare. The center works with the NC CCPT Advisory Board to administer statewide end-of-year surveys to local CCPTs and assists the advisory board in preparing recommendations to NC DSS on improving child welfare. An interdisciplinary team of faculty and graduate students is conducting interviews and focus groups on interagency collaboration, family inclusion, and diversity.
For more information about CCPTs in the state of North Carolina, click here.