Contact Person: Phyllis B. Fulton
Contact Address: 335 N. Sallisbury St. MSC 2410 Raleigh, NC 27699
Contact Phone: 919-334-1156
Founded In: 01-Jul-91
Funding: State funds corrdinator position
Community Child Protection Teams (CCPT) - established in 1991, as a response to the increased numbers of children reported as abused, neglected or dependent in North Carolina. CCPTs were established to add a community dimension to child protection. The intent of the CCPT is to enhance child protection in the community through collaboration and advocacy. The duties and responsibilities of the CCPT were adopted as North Carolina Administrative Code 41I.0400. The original purpose and composition of CCPTs was further formalized and expanded by G.S. 7B 1406, effective July 1, 1993. In 1997, North Carolina designated CCPTs as Citizen Review Panels, which were required by the Child Abuse Prevention Treatment Act (CAPTA).
Effective January 2008, North Carolina established six regional CCPTs. The regional teams have strengthen the CCPT process by adding the strength of numbers as each regional team’s membership includes a member from each county CCPT. Regional teams will take information from local teams and develop that information into recommendations to the state as needed. Therefore, rather than on team making a recommendation, a region of approximately 18 teams will be making the recommendation.