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6/11/2019 MEDIA ADVISORY: House Oversight Committee to hear review of latest report of the Child Fatality Review Panel
STATE HOUSE — The House Committee on Oversight is scheduled to meet Thursday to hear the latest report on child fatalities.

The meeting is scheduled for Thursday, June 13 at the rise of the House (about 5 p.m.) in Room 101 on the first floor of the State House.

The committee will hear a review of the findings of a June 2019 report by the Child Fatality Review Panel. The update will be given by Rhode Island Child Advocate Jennifer Griffith.

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. The House Oversight Committee began reviewing these fatalities two years ago when the child advocate issued a report detailing the deaths of four children in DCYF custody.

The House Oversight Committee is chaired by Rep. Patricia Serpa (D-Dist. 27, West Warwick, Coventry, Warwick). 

For more information, contact:
Daniel Trafford, Publicist
State House Room 20
Providence, RI 02903