As District Attorney, I have seen a need to put together a team of professionals from legal, police and social service agencies to deal with the problem of child abuse. The Child Abuse Response Effort is my response on the Cape and Islands to this tragedy and to that need.
The C.A.R.E. Team will be involved with each case reported and achieve closer coordination between law enforcement and social service agencies, prosecution and child protection. As we proceed, we expect to learn, to evolve, and to develop improved methods if dealing with what may well be the most neglected and unreported crime of this century.
But the C.A.R.E. Team is only as good as the information it gets. CARE enough to report suspected child abuse