The DCF Analysis of Child Fatalities report is an annual compilation of information on the deaths of children whose families had an open case with DCF or whose case closed within the six months prior to the child's death, as well as children whose deaths were reported to DCF pursuant to M.G.L. ch. 119, sec. 51A, and were found to be due to abuse or neglect. All child deaths in families known to DCF are included, regardless of how the child died. The report focuses on deaths that occurred during the calendar year and includes information dating back to 1989 for the purpose of comparison.

Reports

To obtain Child Fatality Reports for periods prior to those available on the web, please contact:

Phyllis Ward, DCF Librarian
Department of Children and Families
600 Washington Street
Boston, MA 02111
e-mail: phyllis.ward@state.ma.us
phone: 617-748-2373

This information is provided by the Department of Children and Families.