The 2012 Colorado Department of Human Services Child Fatality Review Report focuses on identifying commonalities and making recommendations for improvements in the Child Welfare system based the findings from 37 substantiated child maltreatment fatalities, near fatalities, and egregious incidents that occurred in 2012. This includes demographic information from all 37 incidents, and more specific recommendations made as a result of the nine fatalities, two near fatalities, and one egregious event reviewed by the Child Fatality Review Team (CFRT).
In order to determine systemic issues, information from these 37 cases is combined with data regarding all child maltreatment fatalities occurring in Colorado over the past five years, as well as data at a national level and from research conducted within the child welfare field. Findings are categorized across four major areas and summarized by each category. Recommendations are also provided that address the issues discovered by the CFRT as well as those uncovered in the completion of this report.
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