The Child Fatality Prevention System (CFPS) has released a new report: Identification of Child Maltreatment in Colorado Through Child Death Review, 2009-2018.
The effects of child abuse and neglect are serious and impact people's wellbeing and health throughout their lives. One way to prevent future deaths from child maltreatment is to understand the circumstances of deaths that have already occurred. The purpose of this report is to gain a better understanding of the characteristics of child maltreatment deaths determined solely by CFPS teams and how these deaths differ from those substantiated by county Departments of Human Services. This report presents findings using ten years of CFPS data (2009-2018), and includes summaries of demographic characteristics and other trends of child maltreatment deaths occurring in Colorado.