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NCJ Number: 151624 Find in a Library
Title: Child Death Review Teams: A Manual for Design and Implementation
Author(s): L A Granik; M Durfee; S J Wells
Corporate Author: American Academy of Pediatrics
United States of America

American Bar Assoc
Ctr on Children and the Law
United States of America
Date Published: 1991
Page Count: 139
Sponsoring Agency: American Academy of Pediatrics
Elk Grove Village, IL 60040
American Bar Assoc

American Bar Assoc
Washington, DC 20036
American Bar Association

Robert Wood Johnson Foundation
Princeton, NJ 08543
Sale Source: American Bar Association
United States of America
Type: Report (Technical Assistance)
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This manual provides background information and specific guidelines for jurisdictions or agencies considering the development of a child death review team to improve the responsiveness of the child protection system to child fatalities.
Abstract: The discussion notes that because jurisdictions vary with respect to size, demography, geography, population distribution, and urban concentration, review teams will also vary in structure, purpose, and procedure. The manual's first section analyzes the different goals and structures of review teams and reports on the findings of a 1991 survey of all 50 States regarding the implementation of child death review teams. The second section outlines a step-by-step approach to forming and operating child death review teams. Footnotes, tables, and appended questionnaire to be used in community self-assessment in preparation for team development, written materials used by various jurisdictions in establishing and operating a team, and two examples of reports resulting from team activity
Main Term(s): Juvenile victims
Index Term(s): Child fatalities; Death investigations; Interagency cooperation
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