TITLE 20: CORRECTIONS, CRIMINAL JUSTICE, AND LAW ENFORCEMENT
CHAPTER VII: SEX OFFENDER MANAGEMENT BOARD
PART 1910 JUVENILE SEX OFFENDER EVALUATION AND TREATMENT
SECTION 1910.230 MULTIDISCIPLINARY TEAM
Section 1910.230 Multidisciplinary Team
The purpose of the MDT is to supervise and monitor the juvenile through shared information. The MDT may include clinical providers, supervising agents, parents or caregivers, and others who have relevant information about the juvenile. The information that is gathered is the basis of the ongoing assessment of risk, identifies any changes in the youth's clinical needs or need for supervision, and documents the juvenile's progress in treatment. The MDT meets at least quarterly.
a) The MDT may make recommendations regarding:
1) the juvenile's evaluation, treatment, treatment plan, safety plan, placement, and supervision;
2) any change in the level of supervision and/or in the juvenile's placement; and
3) any proposed contact between the victim and the juvenile who committed the sexual offense.
b) After adjudication or a continuance under supervision has been entered, and a referral to probation, parole, or out-of-home placement has been made, the MDT may be convened by the treatment provider, the supervising agent or the caseworker if one is assigned.
c) The convener of the MDT shall invite the following individuals to team meetings:
1) a designee from the supervising office/agent;
2) Department of Children and Family Services caseworker, if the Department is responsible for the juvenile;
3) the juvenile's caregiver (parent, guardian, residential placement representative);
4) the sex offense specific treatment provider (outpatient or residential) and all other clinical services providers;
5) the polygraph examiner, when utilized;
6) victim representative or advocate; and
7) others who can provide relevant information to the MDT.
d) At the first meeting, members of the MDT shall determine:
1) whether others are necessary to the composition of the MDT;
2) the frequency of MDT meetings:
A) if the schedule is different from the required quarterly meeting;
B) if meetings are scheduled because of a change in the youth's placement or level of supervision; or
C) if there is proposed contact with the victim;
3) the content and goals of team meetings, including the information that will be exchanged; and
4) who is responsible for maintaining records of the MDT's recommendations, decisions and actions.