Date of Award


Document Type


Degree Name

Master of Social Work


School of Social Work

First Advisor

Brown, Laurel

Second Advisor

Avey-Motikeit, Deanna

Third Advisor

Chang, Janet


There has been a long established relationship problem between Child Protective Services (CPS) social workers and Law Enforcement (LE) officers. It is an issue of which both sides are aware, but neither has addressed this discord in an effort to improve collaboration between the two agencies. The purpose of this study is to help both Law Enforcement officers and Children Protection Services workers build a strong interdisciplinary relationship in child abuse cases.