The FAC works with local law enforcement, FBI, and prosecution to ensure follow through and cooperation.

The Navajo County collaborative multidisciplinary (MDT) response to child abuse cases is effective in reducing trauma to children, promoting successful legal intervention, and ensuring the availability of appropriate follow-up services for children and their families. Our multidisciplinary team (MDT) is at the core of our Family Advocacy Center which serves as the neutral, child-focused site within which coordinated investigation, intervention, and case management can be accomplished.

Protocols or operational guidelines are the mechanisms that prescribe the collaborative response among core members of the MDT, including law enforcement, child protection, prosecution, medical, mental health, victim advocacy, and Children’s Advocacy Center professionals.

Our MDT Coordinator, Rosemary Robertson, is a key member of the multidisciplinary team and plays a multitude of roles to ensure the children and their supportive caregivers receive the best possible services for healing and justice. These roles include; advocator, challenger, mediator, motivator, organizer, team builder, and visionary to name a few. Team Facilitators are leaders in the case review process, protocol development, and system advocacy. It is with the Team Facilitator’s leadership that teams come together in an atmosphere of trust and safety to partner for success in child abuse cases.

Our MDT meets monthly to perform case reviews regarding current and ongoing child abuse cases.  Our meeting is not open to the public.  All members are agents or representatives of our partner agencies and are bound by our confidentiality agreement which is signed by all members at every meeting and states: Memorandum of Understanding

Navajo Counties Child Abuse Multidisciplinary Taskforce:

  • Apache County Sheriff’s Office
  • ChangePoint Integrated Health
  • Department of Child Safety
  • Holbrook Police Department
  • Leslie Keene, LCSW
  • Navajo County Attorney’s Office
  • Navajo County Sheriff Department
  • Northern Arizona Care and Services After Assault
  • Pinetop/Lakeside Police Department
  • Saint John’s Police Department
  • Show Low Police Department
  • Snowflake/Taylor Police Department
  • Summit Healthcare Regional Medical Center
  • Winslow Police Department

Mandated Reporting

“Mandated Reporting Training Request”

Our MDT Coordinator offer’s free mandated report training county-wide.  To request this training for your organization or team, contact Rosemary Robertson at


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