How DFS works with Law Enforcement:
- DFS and/or law enforcement will conduct an investigation for any report that involves an offense against a child;
- The Department of Justice (DOJ) will decide if there is enough evidence to prosecute criminally or civilly; and
- Whenever appropriate, cases will also be referred to the Children’s Advocacy Center (CAC) for a forensic interview, medical exam, and/or mental health screening.
When more than one entity is involved in the same investigation, the participants are known as a Multidisciplinary Team (MDT).
Mental Health / Developmental Disabilities
Memorandum of Understanding between DSCYF and DHSS
Birth to Three Memorandum of Understanding