If you are working with the Department of Children and Families Child
Protective Investigator and or law enforcement as a result of a child
abuse investigation; you may be referred to the Child Protection Team
for services. CPT’s services supplement the investigation activities of
the Department of Children and Families and law enforcement. We are
their consultants. CPT is medically directed by a Board Certified
Pediatrician and a team of child protection professionals including:
team coordinator, social workers, psychologist, approved medical
providers, nurse, and team attorney.
As consultants to DCF and law enforcement, CPT provides expertise in
evaluating alleged maltreatments of child abuse and neglect, assessing
risk factors, and providing recommendations for interventions to protect
children and families ‘ capacities to provide a safer environment when
possible. CPT does this by providing the following services: medical
assessments, medical consultations, forensic & specialized
interviews, psychological evaluations, psychosocial assessments,
multidisciplinary staffing, and expert court testimony.
All of our services are provided at the Child Protection Team Office
locations. When you receive CPT services you will be meeting with a
member of the Child Protection Team. If you have questions regarding our
services, please do not hesitate to communicate your concerns to the
CPT staff member. We will take the time to explain the process to you.
This can be a very overwhelming time for you and your family. Please
allow the Child Protection Center to help you better understand the
Florida Child Protection System.
Child Protection Center, Inc.
720 South Orange Ave.
Sarasota, Florida 34236
2210 S. Tamiami Tr.
Venice, Florida 34293
North Port Location:
6919 Outreach Way
North Port, Florida 34297
222 N. Roberts Avenue
Arcadia, Florida 34266