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Community Child Protection Team (CCPT) and
Child Fatality Prevention Team (CFPT)
For any questions regarding the CCPT or CFPT, you may contact Social Services or Public Health.


  The Catawba County Child Protection Team was established in February 1992 as the result of a executive order by Governor James Martin. Later, North Carolina mandated a Child Fatality Review Team and Catawba County elected to combine the two with a first joint meeting in August 1995. The combined teams have met quarterly since its inception, except for specially called meetings. The Community Child Protection and Fatality Prevention Team’s purpose is to provide a multi-agency, multi-disciplinary approach to study cases of childhood death in Catawba County in order to attempt to reduce child fatalities. The team reviews the system of child protection and identifies potential gaps and strategies to help protect children from abuse and neglect. It also advises the state committee on policy changes needed at the state level. The team also has the legal responsibility for reviewing cases of child fatalities when the family is known to the Department of Social Services and identification of areas in Protective Services needing improvement in order to maximize the safety of the community’s children. The commitment of team members, and their advocacy and dedication to improving the lives of citizens of Catawba County has been a most worthwhile effort.
Community Child Protection Team (CCPT) and Child Fatality Prevention Team (CFPT)