State Child Abuse Death Review
Welcome to the State Child Abuse Death Review Committee Website
Since 1999, the Child Abuse Death Review Committee has been working diligently with a multitude of partners to make every effort to reduce deaths in Florida from child abuse or neglect.
In 2014, the Florida Legislature expanded the committee's duties from cases that were verified to be caused by abuse or neglect, to all deaths reported to the child abuse hotline. We believe that with a better understanding of contributing factors and a systemic response to strengthen families, we can better protect and improve the outcomes of Florida's children. Our ultimate goal is to eliminate preventable child deaths.
As you navigate our website, you will find our past and current annual reports, guidelines for the operation of the committee, a roster of committee members, notices of public meetings and prevention resources. We hope that you find our website useful and informative. Thank you for visiting and if you have any questions or comments, please let us know.
Robin Perry, Ph.D.
State Child Abuse Death Review Committee
Purpose of Child Death Reviews
Achieve a greater understanding of the causes and contributing factors of deaths resulting from child abuse.
Whenever possible, develop a communitywide approach to address such cases and contributing factors.
Identify any gaps, deficiencies, or problems in the delivery of services to children and their families by public and private agencies which may be related to deaths that are the result of child abuse.
Make and implement recommendations for changes in law, rules, and policies, as well as develop practice standards that support the safe and healthy development of children and reduce preventable child abuse deaths.