What are MDCs?
MDCs co-locate a range of agencies in the one building to provide a victim-centred, integrated and holistic response to victims of sexual crime and child abuse.
MDCs are an innovative way of responding to sexual crime by providing better coordination of specialist services which improves responses and outcomes for victims.
The agencies in each MDC share common goals and work collaboratively under the direction of a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) and local area agreements to ensure clients are provided with every opportunity to seek the level of help they require and ensure this information is well protected.
MDCs operate so that each agency can work under their own prescribed protocols, funding arrangements and legislative requirements whilst contributing to the collaborative model.