Multi-Disciplinary Consultation Team (MDCT)

Matrix of Interagency Programs Program Profiles

Program Name Multi-Disciplinary Consultation Team (MDCT)
Program Description:
Purpose/Mission of Program To work with the Social Services Agency's Emergency Response services to reduce the need for protective custody and out of home placements by stabilizing and strengthening the family.
Target Population Children/youth for whom a child abuse report has been made and the child/youth's unmet mental health needs contributed to the reported abuse.
Eligibility Requirements At risk of becoming a dependent of the Orange County Juvenile Court; a child abuse report has been made; reported abuse is related to the child/youth's unmet mental health needs; most referrals come through the Child Abuse Registry
Income requirements None
How referrals are made to the program Most referrals are made by the Social Services Agency's Child Abuse Registry and Emergency Response Program.
Program Capacity About 40 cases per year
Primary Services Provided Consultation session; linkage/referral to mental health and education services, support services, advocacy services, respite care, Supportive and Therapeutic Options Program (STOP), and other services as appropriate.
Contact Information:
Name, phone, email Veronica Zamora-Chavez Phone: 714-380-8399 Email: