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2/12/2018 Media Advisory: Senate panels to review child fatalities report
STATE HOUSE – The Senate Health and Human Services Committee will meet jointly with the Senate Finance Committee’s Subcommittee on Human Services tomorrow to hear the latest report on child fatalities.

The meeting is scheduled for Tuesday, Feb. 13, at the rise of the Senate session (about 4:30 p.m.) in the Senate Lounge on the second floor of the State House.

The committee and the subcommittee will hear a review of the findings of a December 2017 report by the Child Fatality Review Panel, given by Rhode Island Child Advocate Jennifer Griffith.

The report examined six cases between April 12 and Dec. 5, 2017. Two of the cases involved the fatality of a child, while the other four involved a near fatality. The cases involved children ranging in age from two months to two years old.

The Office of Child Advocate is tasked with the review of all fatalities or near fatalities involving abuse or neglect of children involved or recently involved with the Department of Children, Youth and Families. 

For more information, contact:
Meredyth R. Whitty, Publicist
State House Room 20
Providence, RI 02903
(401) 222-1923