• The leading primary causes of child neglect deaths in 2013 were drowning and asphyxia/sleep-related.

"Since 1999, the Child Abuse Death Review Committee has been working diligently with a multitude of partners to make every effort to reduce deaths in Florida from child abuse or neglect."

Read full letter from Chairperson Robin Perry, Ph.D.


Purpose of Child Death Reviews

Achieve a greater understanding of the causes and contributing factors of deaths resulting from child abuse.

Whenever possible, develop a communitywide approach to address such cases and contributing factors.

Identify any gaps, deficiencies, or problems in the delivery of services to children and their families by public and private agencies which may be related to deaths that are the result of child abuse.

Make and implement recommendations for changes in law, rules, and policies, as well as develop practice standards that support the safe and healthy development of children and reduce preventable child abuse deaths.

CADR works to eliminate preventable child abuse & neglect deaths in Florida.