Child Fatalities Reported to Children's Protective Services

2015

Children’s Protective Services Centralized Intake received 284 complaints which alleged a child may have died from possible abuse and neglect.

*74 of the 284 complaints led to a substantiation against the parents for abuse/neglect.
*20 of the 74 substantiations required further court intervention.
*138 of the 284 complaints led to a denial for abuse/neglect on the parent’s part.
*33 of the 284 complaints did not meet the criteria to be assigned for investigation.

Of the 8 children that died under court jurisdiction:

*6 died from previous injuries or medical issues.
*0 died as a result of an accident.
*2 died as a result of abuse or neglect by a foster parent.

 

2014

Children’s Protective Services Centralized Intake received 230 complaints which alleged a child may have died from possible abuse or neglect.

*58 of the 230 complaints led to a substantiation against the parents for abuse/neglect.
*15 of the 58 substantiations required further court intervention.
*142 of the 230 complaints led to a denial for abuse/neglect on the parent’s part.
*25 of the 230 complaints did not meet the criteria to be assigned for investigation.

Of the 10 children that died under court jurisdiction:

*7 died from previous injuries or medical issues.
*2 died as a result of an accident.
*1 died as a result of abuse or neglect by a foster parent.

 

2013

Children’s Protective Services Centralized Intake received 291 complaints which alleged a child may have died from possible abuse or neglect.

•92 of the 291 complaints led to a substantiation against the parents for abuse/neglect.
◦55 of the 92 substantiations required further court intervention.
•169 of the 291 complaints led to a denial for abuse/neglect on the parent’s part.
◦69 of the 291 complaints did not meet the criteria to be assigned for investigation.

Of the 16 children that died under court jurisdiction:

*13 died from previous injuries or medical issues.
*3 died as a result of an accident.
*0 died as a result of abuse or neglect by a foster parent.

 

2012

Children’s Protective Services Centralized Intake received 368 complaints which alleged a child may have died from possible abuse or neglect.

•79 of the 368 complaints led to a substantiation against the parents for abuse/neglect.
◦46 of the 79 complaints required further court intervention.
•172 of the 368 complaints led to a denial for abuse/neglect on the parent’s part.
◦57 of the 368 complaints did not meet the criteria to be assigned for investigation.

Of the 17 children that died under court jurisdiction:

*15 died from previous injuries or medical issues.
*0 died as a result of an accident.
*2 died as a result of abuse or neglect by a foster parent.

 

2011

Children’s Protective Services Centralized Intake received 387 complaints which alleged a child may have died from possible abuse or neglect.

•80 of the 387 complaints led to a substantiation against the parents for abuse/neglect.
◦48 of those 80 substantiations required further court intervention.
•178 of the 387 complaints led to a denial for abuse/neglect on the parent’s part.
◦80 of the 387 complaints did not meet the criteria to be assigned for investigation.

Of the 16 children that died under court jurisdiction:

*12 died from previous injuries or medical issues.
*3 died as a result of an injury.
*1 died as a result of abuse or neglect by a foster parent