2021 Wyoming Statutes
Title 14 - Children
Chapter 3 - Protection
Article 2 - Child Protective Services
Section 14-3-212 - Child Protection Teams; Creation; Composition; Duties; Records Confidential.

Universal Citation: WY Stat § 14-3-212 (2021)

14-3-212. Child protection teams; creation; composition; duties; records confidential.

(a) The state agency and the local child protective agency shall encourage and assist in the creation of child protection teams within the communities in the state. The purposes of the child protection teams shall be to identify or develop community resources to serve abused and neglected children within the community, to advocate for improved services or procedures for such children and to provide information and assistance to the state agency, local child protection agency and multidisciplinary teams, if a multidisciplinary team has been appointed. The department may promulgate reasonable rules and regulations in accordance with the Wyoming Administrative Procedure Act to define the roles and procedures of child protection teams.

(b) The local child protection team shall be composed of:

(i) A member of the district attorney's office;

(ii) A designated representative from the school district or districts within the area served by the team;

(iii) A representative from the local field office of the department of family services;

(iv) A representative from the county government;

(v) A representative from each city and town in the county;

(vi) Representatives from other relevant professions; and

(vii) Temporary members selected for the needs of a particular case as determined by the team.

(c) The local child protection team may:

(i) Assist and coordinate with the state agency, the local child protective agency and all available agencies and organizations dealing with children;

(ii) Repealed By Laws 2005, ch. 236, § 4.

(iii) Coordinate the provision of appropriate services for abused and neglected children and their families;

(iv) Identify or develop community resources to serve abused and neglected children and advocate for improved services and procedures for such children;

(v) Identify training needs, sponsor training and raise community awareness of child protection issues; and

(vi) Assist and make recommendations of appropriate services in individual cases brought to it by the state agency or the local child protection agency.

(d) The local child protection team shall not act as a multidisciplinary team, but members of the child protection team may serve on a multidisciplinary team if appointed pursuant to W.S. 14-3-427.

(e) All records and proceedings of the child protection teams are subject to W.S. 14-3-214.

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