Contact Person: Rick Zechman, CMSW. N.C. Department of Health and Human Services, Community Based Programs Administrator, Child Welfare Services – Division of Social Services
Contact Address: 820 South Boylan Ave., 2410 Mail Service Center, Raleigh, NC 27699-2410
Contact Phone: 919- 527-6433
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).