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This project provides resources for review and prevention of child death, severe injury and related issues involving family and interpersonal violence and suicide.

Award Information

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Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2005, $49,000)

It is estimated that 2,000 children die in the United States each year as a result of child abuse and neglect. Approximately 40 percent of these children are infants. A portion of the childhood deaths from abuse and neglect are misidentified as accidental, disease-related or due to other causes. Lack of effective communication between Child Protective Services, law enforcement, medical providers, prosecutors and other professionals has been cited as a key contibutor to this massive system breakdown. This project of the National Center for Child Fatality Review (NCFR) will continue to develop and promote a nationwide system of Child Fatality Review teams to improve the health, safety and well being of children and reduce preventable child fatalities and severe injuries.


Date Created: September 15, 2005