Title

Child Fatality Review Teams: A Content Analysis of Social Policy

Publication Date

2011

Document Type

Article

Abstract

Child fatality review teams (CFRTs) have existed since the 1970s; yet, a comprehensive understanding of their procedures, practices, and outcomes is lacking. This article addresses that gap in this study of CFRT state statutes. Findings indicate CFRT laws address nine areas of practice, from team composition, to purpose, to outcomes. Results also indicate that laws address prevention three times as often as investigation, but that both areas are related to state crime rates.

Original Citation

Douglas, E. M., & McCarthy, S. C. (2011). Child Fatality Review Teams: A Content Analysis of Social Policy. Child Welfare, 90(3), 91-110.