Child Fatality Review Board
The Cuyahoga County Child Fatality Review Board is funded by the county's Office of Early Childhood and conducts individual case reviews of all deaths of children less than 18 years old. The board makes recommendations to develop community-based prevention strategies, and helps maintain links between the various provider agencies in the county. This important process is required of all counties by the Ohio Revised Code, and Cuyahoga County's program is among the more developed programs in the state.
The Case Review Process:
- Identifies opportunities for prevention and service coordination.
- Helps to better understands trend and contributing risk factors.
- Uncovers barriers and gaps in services, and between provider systems.
- Improves interagency communication and collaboration.
- Reports final data to the federal government and the State of Ohio.
REPORTS PRIOR TO 2018
For questions, or copies of the annual Child Fatality Review Annual Reports prior to 2012, please contact us.
ADDRESSING AND PREVENTING CHILD ABUSE IN CUYAHOGA COUNTY: TOWARD A COORDINATED APPROACH
Prepared by the Case Western Reserve University Schubert Center for Child Studies, in coordination with community partners and child advocates