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Message ID: 10572
Date: 2019-02-08

Author:Lois Thiessen Love

Subject:Re: Searching for Child Death-Related Investigative Reports 2008-2018

Take a look at Illinois DCFS inspector general. https://www2.illinois.gov/dcfs/aboutus/OIG/Pages/com_communications_inspector.aspx On Tue, Sep 4, 2018 at 2:33 PM Hightower, Andrea > wrote: Hello Emily, are you familiar with Annie E. Casey Foundations online national statistical data center concerning child well-being? Child fatalities are a data indicator under the Vital Statistics category. https://datacenter.kidscount.org/ This may save you some time from having to contact each state individually. For Arizona, when you bring up the particular data indicator there is a section which reports on the data source with a hyperlink that will take you to that source. Most state child welfare agencies will publish statements or reports concerning child fatalities/near fatalities. Arizona’s child welfare statements concerning fatalities can be found at: https://dcs.az.gov/news/child-fatalities-near-fatalities-information-releases Best, of luck. Andrea Andrea Hightower Grants Manager, Budget and Finance Arizona Department of Child Safety 3003 N. Central Avenue , 21st Floor Phoenix, AZ 85012 Desk: 602-255-2712 Andrea.Hightower@azdcs.gov AZDCS Website | Twitter | to report child abuse or neglect: 1-888-SOS-CHILD From: bounce-122843514-81331732@list.cornell.edu [mailto:bounce-122843514-81331732@list.cornell.edu ] On Behalf Of Emily Douglas Sent: Sunday, September 02, 2018 7:49 PM To: Child-Maltreatment-Research-L@cornell.edu Subject: Searching for Child Death-Related Investigative Reports 2008-2018 Greetings, colleagues! I am searching for state (or county-level) investigative reports from which follow the death of a CPS-involved child. These reports usually document the investigation re: the circumstances leading up to the death, the agency’s involvement with the child/family, and also identify “problem areas” and recommendations for change. Just to be clear, these reports are distinct from those issued by child death review teams. I am doing a systematic review of the content in these reports. In 2015 I collected about 20 such reports, but I am going back and updating the search. I am interested in any reports that were issued between 2008-2018. If anyone can point me in the right direction, I would greatly appreciate it. Thanks much in advance Emily Douglas -- Emily M. Douglas, PhD Professor/Department Head Department of Social Science & Policy Studies Co-Chair, Project Inclusion Worcester Polytechnic Institute Visit my website | Recent media mentions | My Google Scholar Profile Learn about my book, Child Maltreatment Fatalities in the U.S. Read about my appointment at WPI | Read my tribute to Murray A. Straus Read my recent testimony on child maltreatment fatalities ' ________________________________ NOTICE: This e-mail (and any attachments) may contain PRIVILEGED OR CONFIDENTIAL information and is intended only for the use of the specific individual(s) to whom it is addressed. It may contain information that is privileged and confidential under state and federal law. This information may be used or disclosed only in accordance with law, and you may be subject to penalties under law for improper use or further disclosure of the information in this e-mail and its attachments. If you have received this e-mail in error, please immediately notify the person named above by reply e-mail, and then delete the original e-mail. Thank you. ' -- Lois "Let our words and actions now assemble to bring peace, to restore justice, and to show love" - Rev. John Dorhauer

Take a look at Illinois DCFS inspector general. https://www2.illinois.gov/dcfs/aboutus/OIG/Pages/com_communications_inspector.aspx On Tue, Sep 4, 2018 at 2:33 PM Hightower, Andrea > wrote: Hello Emily, are you familiar with Annie E. Casey Foundations online national statistical data center concerning child well-being? Child fatalities are a data indicator under the Vital Statistics category. https://datacenter.kidscount.org/ This may save you some time from having to contact each state individually. For Arizona, when you bring up the particular data indicator there is a section which reports on the data source with a hyperlink that will take you to that source. Most state child welfare agencies will publish statements or reports concerning child fatalities/near fatalities. Arizona’s child welfare statements concerning fatalities can be found at: https://dcs.az.gov/news/child-fatalities-near-fatalities-information-releases Best, of luck. Andrea Andrea Hightower Grants Manager, Budget and Finance Arizona Department of Child Safety 3003 N. Central Avenue , 21st Floor Phoenix, AZ 85012 Desk: 602-255-2712 Andrea.Hightowerazdcs.gov AZDCS Website | Twitter | to report child abuse or neglect: 1-888-SOS-CHILD From: bounce-122843514-81331732list.cornell.edu [mailto:bounce-122843514-81331732list.cornell.edu ] On Behalf Of Emily Douglas Sent: Sunday, September 02, 2018 7:49 PM To: Child-Maltreatment-Research-Lcornell.edu Subject: Searching for Child Death-Related Investigative Reports 2008-2018 Greetings, colleagues! I am searching for state (or county-level) investigative reports from which follow the death of a CPS-involved child. These reports usually document the investigation re: the circumstances leading up to the death, the agency’s involvement with the child/family, and also identify “problem areas” and recommendations for change. Just to be clear, these reports are distinct from those issued by child death review teams. I am doing a systematic review of the content in these reports. In 2015 I collected about 20 such reports, but I am going back and updating the search. I am interested in any reports that were issued between 2008-2018. If anyone can point me in the right direction, I would greatly appreciate it. Thanks much in advance Emily Douglas -- Emily M. Douglas, PhD Professor/Department Head Department of Social Science & Policy Studies Co-Chair, Project Inclusion Worcester Polytechnic Institute Visit my website | Recent media mentions | My Google Scholar Profile Learn about my book, Child Maltreatment Fatalities in the U.S. Read about my appointment at WPI | Read my tribute to Murray A. Straus Read my recent testimony on child maltreatment fatalities ' ________________________________ NOTICE: This e-mail (and any attachments) may contain PRIVILEGED OR CONFIDENTIAL information and is intended only for the use of the specific individual(s) to whom it is addressed. It may contain information that is privileged and confidential under state and federal law. This information may be used or disclosed only in accordance with law, and you may be subject to penalties under law for improper use or further disclosure of the information in this e-mail and its attachments. If you have received this e-mail in error, please immediately notify the person named above by reply e-mail, and then delete the original e-mail. Thank you. ' -- Lois "Let our words and actions now assemble to bring peace, to restore justice, and to show love" - Rev. John Dorhauer