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TITLE 1ADMINISTRATION
PART 3OFFICE OF THE ATTORNEY GENERAL
CHAPTER 65STANDARDS OF OPERATION FOR LOCAL CHILDREN'S ADVOCACY CENTERS
SUBCHAPTER AGENERAL
RULE §65.5Definitions

The following words and terms, when used in this chapter, shall have the following meanings unless the context clearly indicates otherwise:

  (1) Local children's advocacy center or local center--An entity that is established pursuant to a memorandum of understanding executed under Family Code §264.403 and that operates local children's advocacy center programs.

  (2) Local children's advocacy center program or local program--A local center program that assesses victims of child abuse to determine needed services, provides the needed services, facilitates disposition of child abuse cases, and/or coordinates the activities of governmental entities in relation to child abuse investigations and delivery of services.

  (3) Multidisciplinary team--A team of persons composed in accordance with Family Code §264.406 that works within the local center to review new and pending child abuse cases for the purpose of coordinating the activities of entities involved in child abuse investigation, prosecution, and victim services.

  (4) Participating agency or entity/public agency partner--A governmental entity involved in child abuse investigations or prosecutions and/or offering services to child abuse victims and that participates in the establishment and operation of a local center as provided in Family Code §264.403.

  (5) Statewide organization--The organization with which the Office of the Attorney General contracts under Family Code §264.409 and which, in turn, contracts with local centers to enhance the performance of the local programs and which oversees the performance of those local programs.


Source Note: The provisions of this §65.5 adopted to be effective August 19, 2004, 29 TexReg 7963

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