What is Child Death Review (CDR)?
- CDR is a county-level, multidisciplinary process that reviews the circumstances surrounding a child’s death in an attempt to understand how and why the child died
- The goals are to influence policy and practice changes that:
- Improve death scene investigations
- Improve the delivery of services to families
- Prevent future fatalities
- Established in statute (PA 220 of 1995 & PA 167 of 1997), funded by MDHHS, through the CPS Program Office
- Confidential, not subject to FOIA or Open Meetings Act
- Designated as public health surveillance, not subject to HIPAA restrictions.
Child Death Review in Michigan:
- 77 teams, covering all 83 counties
- Approximately 1,400 volunteer team members
- Teams review over 500 cases per year
- Almost 12,000 cases reviewed since inception
- Teams report into a National CDR database