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Community Child Protection Team/Child Fatality Prevention Team


In accordance with the Governor's Executive Order #142 and rules of the North Carolina Social Services Commission related thereto providing for the creation of a child protection team in each county, the Resolution Relating to the Forsyth County Community Child Protection Team was adopted on July 8, 1991 by the Forsyth County Board of Commissioners.
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G.S. 143-576.2 revised the composition of local Child Protection Team.
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In November 1994, the Forsyth County Community Child Protection Team (CCPT) was chosen as a pilot county to begin functioning as a Child Facality Prevention Team (CFPT), encompassing the CCPT members and adding several others serving from various disciplines. The General Statutes governing the composition of the CFPT changed effective July 1, 1995 and Forsyth County's Child Protection Team decided to function as one (1) team, the Child Fatality Prevention Team.


Each Local Team shall consist of representatives of public and non-public agencies in the community that provide services to children and their families and other individuals who represent the community. Each Local Team shall consist of the following persons:

  1. The Director of the County Department of Social Services and a member of the director's staff
  2. Local law enforcement officer, appointed by the County Commissioners
  3. Attorney from the District Attorney's office
  4. Executive Director of the local community action agency, as defined by the Division of Economic Opportunity, Department of Human Resources, or executive director's designee
  5. Superintendent of the Winston-Salem/Forsyth County Schools or a designee
  6. Member of the Forsyth County Board of Social Services, appointed by the Chairman of the Social Services Board
  7. Mental Health Professional, appointed by the Director of the Mental Health Authority
  8. Local Guardian Ad Litem Coordinator or a designee
  9. Public Health Director
  10. Local health care provider, appointed by the Board of Health
  11. Emergency Medical Services provider or Firefighter, appointed by the Board of Commissioners
  12. Forsyth County District Court Judge, appointed by the Chief District Court Judge
  13. County Medical Examiner, appointed by the Chief Medical Examiner
  14. Representative of a local day care facility or Head Start program, appointed by the Director of Social Services
  15. Parent of a child who died before reaching the child's eighteenth birthday, appointed by the Board of Commissioners.

In accordance with the General Statutes, the County Commissioners may appoint a maximum of five (5) additional members to represent County Agencies or the Community at large to serve on the Team as adopted by Resolution on 8/28/95.

Currently Serving

Term Expires
Ms. Ayotunde Ademoyero   
Ms. Debra Donahue DSS Director 
Mrs. Diane H Ferrelli  6/30/2017
Dr. Meggan L Goodpasture  6/30/2017
Ms. Dolores Hill  6/30/2017
Mr. Marlon Hunter   
Ms. Caren Jenkins  6/30/2017
Detective Joel Morissette  6/30/2017
Asst Chief Robert S Owens  6/30/2017
Major Elizabeth C Pritchard  6/30/2017
Ms. Jenna E Tuttle  6/30/2017


2nd Friday of each month, 8:00 a.m., Forsyth County Public Health Meeting Room, 799 Highland Avenue, Winston-Salem, NC

Other Information


District Map

District Map

District A
Everette Witherspoon - Term Expires: Dec. 2018
Walter Marshall - Term Expires: Dec. 2018
District B
Richard V. Linville - Term Expires: Dec. 2016
Don Martin - Term Expires: Dec. 2018
David R. Plyler - Term Expires: Dec. 2016
Gloria D. Whisenhunt - Term Expires: Dec. 2016
At Large
Ted Kaplin - Term Expires: Dec. 2018

Forsyth County Code

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TV Broadcast Schedule

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