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Database of Past CMRL Messages

Welcome to the database of past Child-Maltreatment-Research-L (CMRL) list serve messages. The table below contains all past CMRL messages (text only, no attachments) from Nov. 20, 1996 - December 22, 2017 and is updated quarterly.

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Message ID: 9921
Date: 2015-11-06

Author:Kota Takaoka

Subject:References on how law enforcement agency in MDT enhanced responding to child abuse cases

Dear colleagues, I am Kota Takaoka, a visiting researcher in University of British Columbia. My Japanese colleagues and I have been searching of references on how multi-disciplinary teams (MDTs) between child welfare, medical, and law enforcement agencies improved responding to child abuse cases. For example, they are stats or evidence on reporting and corresponding chid abuse cases after Children’s Justice Act of 1986 in U.S that requested police officers and prosecuting attorneys to join MDTs. This is because the Ministry of Health and the Ministry of Justice in Japan decide to conduct MDTs-building from this month. I found several social cost research and investigation time research published by National Children Advocacy Centre, but I couldn’t find references on how the MDTs have improved the situation to deal with child abuse cases after establishing laws that designate law enforcement to collaborate with child welfare and medical professionals. I would appreciate if you would tell me about any countries’ evidence on the topic. Especially, it would be great if you could show me references on changing the amount of reporting or corresponding cases before and after MDTs setup. Thank you very much, Sincerely, Kota Takaoka ======================================================================= Kota Takaoka, Ph.D. / Clinical psychologist / Forensic Interviewer Postdoctoral Fellowship for Research Abroad, Japan Society for the Promotion of Science Visiting Research Affiliate, University of British Columbia Visiting Researcher, Japan Child and Family Research Institute E-mail: kotavision1@gmail.com Web: www.kotavision.com Twitter: @chronologic1 ========================================================================

Dear colleagues, I am Kota Takaoka, a visiting researcher in University of British Columbia. My Japanese colleagues and I have been searching of references on how multi-disciplinary teams (MDTs) between child welfare, medical, and law enforcement agencies improved responding to child abuse cases. For example, they are stats or evidence on reporting and corresponding chid abuse cases after Children’s Justice Act of 1986 in U.S that requested police officers and prosecuting attorneys to join MDTs. This is because the Ministry of Health and the Ministry of Justice in Japan decide to conduct MDTs-building from this month. I found several social cost research and investigation time research published by National Children Advocacy Centre, but I couldn’t find references on how the MDTs have improved the situation to deal with child abuse cases after establishing laws that designate law enforcement to collaborate with child welfare and medical professionals. I would appreciate if you would tell me about any countries’ evidence on the topic. Especially, it would be great if you could show me references on changing the amount of reporting or corresponding cases before and after MDTs setup. Thank you very much, Sincerely, Kota Takaoka ======================================================================= Kota Takaoka, Ph.D. / Clinical psychologist / Forensic Interviewer Postdoctoral Fellowship for Research Abroad, Japan Society for the Promotion of Science Visiting Research Affiliate, University of British Columbia Visiting Researcher, Japan Child and Family Research Institute E-mail: kotavision1gmail.com Web: www.kotavision.com Twitter: chronologic1 ========================================================================