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Grant Money to Develop, Pilot and Evaluate a Wisconsin Multidisciplinary Child Maltreatment Network to Increase Medical Capacity and to Improve the Multidisciplinary Collaboration and Response to Child Maltreatment
MILWAUKEE – The Wisconsin Department of Justice, Office of Crime Victim Services has awarded the Medical College of Wisconsin/Children's Hospital of Wisconsin a $15,000 grant to be used to develop, pilot and evaluate a Wisconsin Multidisciplinary child maltreatment network to increase medical capacity and to improve the multidisciplinary collaboration and response to child maltreatment. The award is made possible through a grant from the Children's Justice Act (CJA) program.
The goals for this project are to improve the accurate identification of child abuse by: 1) improving the understanding of barriers to multidisciplinary collaboration and developing strategies to address them and 2) piloting a network of medical providers and investigators to provide education and improve collaboration.
Partners with the Wisconsin Department of Justice in this proposal include Children's Hospital of Wisconsin and American Family Children's Hospital. The team recognizes that working together to improve the accurate identification of child maltreatment results in better outcomes for child victims.