Most California Child Death Review Teams (CDRT) review all sudden, traumatic and/or unexpected child deaths (i.e., Coroner cases), including injury, natural and undetermined deaths. Review selection criteria vary by team. Generally teams review cases of children that are less than 18 years old.
The Mendocino County Team has representatives from Public Health, Social Services, Coroner/Sheriff, Mental Health, and the Office of the District Attorney.
Prevention is the overriding priority, but California’s CDRTs have several objectives:
- To assist in identifying and investigating potential child maltreatment cases;
- To assist in protecting siblings and other children;
- To identify and assist in improving agency and systems problems; and
- To prevent future child deaths from all causes through identifying the circumstances
surrounding child deaths and developing recommendations and effective action.
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