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​Quarterly Summaries of
Child Fatalities/Near Fatalities

Act 146 of 2006 went into effect on May 8, 2007. A major provision of this law requires that the department prepare a non-identifying summary for the governor and the General Assembly of findings for each case of substantiated child abuse or neglect that has resulted in a child fatality or near fatality. These summaries are provided on a quarterly basis. The following summaries are being provided in accordance with this law. Quarterly summaries will be provided based on the following time frames:

    • Summaries of child fatalities/near fatalities substantiated Jan. 1-March 31 will be posted by June 30
    • Summaries of child fatalities/near fatalities substantiated April 1-June 30 will be posted by Sept. 30
    • Summaries of child fatalities/near fatalities substantiated July 1-Sept. 30 will be posted by Dec. 31
    • Summaries of child fatalities/near fatalities substantiated Oct. 1-Dec. 31 will be posted by March 31

Prior to 2016, the Annual Child Abuse Report included the fourth quarter summaries, as well as a compilation of the summaries for the first three quarters of the respective year with appropriate updates.

2019 Quarterly Summaries of Child Fatalities and Near Fatalities

2018 Quarterly Summaries of Child Fatalities and Near Fatalities

2017 Quarterly Summaries of Child Fatalities and Near Fatalities

2016 Quarterly Summaries of Child Fatalities and Near Fatalities

2015 Quarterly Summaries of Child Fatalities and Near Fatalities

2014 Quarterly Summaries of Child Fatalities and Near Fatalities

2013 Quarterly Summaries of Child Fatalities and Near Fatalities

2012 Quarterly Summaries of Child Fatalities and Near Fatalities

2011 Quarterly Summaries of Child Fatalities and Near Fatalities