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Title: Child Fatality Review Boards
Journal: FBI Law Enforcement Bulletin  Volume:79  Issue:3  Dated:March 2010  Pages:14-18
Author(s): Gerald Kelley
Date Published: March 2010
Page Count: 5
Type: Issue Overview
Format: Article
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This article presents an overview of the child fatality review process using an example from a local community in Summit County, OH.
Abstract: Child fatality review boards have been in existence for 30 years. Since their inception, they have expanded both geographically and in content; from analyzing child abuse and neglect cases to studying all child deaths. The ultimate goal of these review boards is the prevention of these tragic occurrences. Within the review board process, law enforcement has a major role to play by conducting thorough scene investigations. This article presents an overview of the child fatality review process by using a local community example from Summit County, OH, which passed a law mandating each county in the State establish a child fatality review board. 8 endnotes
Main Term(s): Child fatalities
Index Term(s): Child abuse investigations; Child death review team; Death investigations
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