Multidisciplinary Team

In order to provide the most appropriate and consistent detection of and response to child abuse in our community, the Jefferson CAC utilizes a multidisciplinary team (MDT) model. This interagency approach begins with the initial response and continues through court proceedings, support and follow up services for the child and protective caregivers to ensure an effective, coordinated response.


Jefferson Parish MDT Members:

•    Jefferson Parish Sheriff’s Office

•    Gretna Police Department

•    Westwego Police Department

•    Kenner Police Department

•    Harahan Police Department

•    Louisiana Department of Children & Family Services

•    The Audrey Hepburn CARE Center/Children’s Hospital of New Orleans

•    Jefferson Parish District Attorney’s Office
Family Violence Prosecution Unit, Juvenile Division, Victim/Witness

•    Jefferson Parish Coroner’s Office

•    Jefferson Children’s Advocacy Center

•    Ad hoc members, as deemed necessary
i.e. school personnel, Guardians ad litem, federal investigators

*All MDT members adhere to their agency’s professional, legal and ethical standards of practice, as well as a strict confidentiality policy.*