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 that investigates allegations of child sexual and 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

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

Juvenile Court in each of the following counties: Williamson, Hickman, Lewis and Perry

TN Department of Children’s Services

OurKids Center

It also include the following law enforcement agencies:

> Sheriff Departments: Hickman, Lewis, Perry and Williamson counties

> Police Departments: Brentwood, Fairview, Nolensville, Spring Hill, Franklin, Hohenwald and Centerville

> State/Federal: Tennessee Bureau of Investigation ITBI), Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) and
                            U.S. Department of Homeland Security.

What We Do
Forensic Interviews | Child & Family Advocacy | Counseling | CPIT | Prevention & Awareness