When a child dies, the response by the State and community to the death must include an accurate and complete determination of the cause of death, the provision of services to the surviving family members, and the development and implementation of measures to prevent future deaths from similar causes. Multidisciplinary and multiagency reviews of child deaths can assist the State and counties in reviewing child deaths, developing a greater understanding of the incidence and cause of child deaths, methods for preventing those deaths and identifying gaps in services to children and families. The Child Death Review Teams (CDRTs) also make specific recommendations to the DCFS director and the inspector general concerning the prevention of child deaths due to abuse or neglect and the establishment of protocols for investigating child deaths.
CDRT Membership Roster
CDRT Executive Council Meeting Schedule