Child Protective Investigative Team
Collaboration is the essence of the The Child Protective Investigative Team (CPIT) multi-disciplinary team, as various disciplines come together at our Center for investigative purposes and to work for the welfare of the child.
CPIT is the group of child abuse professionals in each of our counties who investigate allegations of child sexual and/or severe physical abuse. This team is mandated by Tennessee law and consists of representatives from the Department of Children's Services, the District Attorney's Office, local Law Enforcement agencies, Davis House staff, medical professionals from Our Kids, and youth services officers from juvenile court. The collaboration seen in the forensic interview is the essence of the CPIT multi-disciplinary team, where various disciplines come together at our Center to work for the welfare of the child. From the forensic interview conducted by trained Davis House Child Advocacy Center staff, the investigation proceeds and services become available to these child victims.
CPIT members are defined by Tennessee statute and include personnel from the following:
Davis House Child Advocacy Center
Office of the District Attorney General, 21st Judicial District
It also include the following law enforcement agencies:
Forensic Interviews | Child & Family Advocacy | Counseling | CPIT | Prevention & Awareness