Pursuant to Connecticut General §§46a-13l(b) and (c), the State Child Fatality Review Panel is mandated to review the circumstances of the death of any child who has received services from a state department or agency addressing child welfare, social or human services or juvenile justice.
The Child Fatality Review Panel's reports of its investigations of child fatalities are public documents and can be obtained from the Office of the Child Advocate upon request. You may also view these reports on line using the hyperlink to individual reports listed below:
Public Health Alert: Unsafe Sleep Related Deaths are the Leading Cause of Preventable Deaths of Infants in Connecticut
Fatality Investigation Review Findings and Recommendations Letter: OCA Findings Letter Alex M. (March 7,2022)
Fatality Review Investigative Report: The Deaths of Nine Children in Unlicensed and Licensed Day Care Settings 2016-2017 (December 18, 2018)
Legislative Hearing Report: OCA Solnit Center South Report (September 26, 2018) - OCA's review of the circumstances leading to the death of Destiny G.
Fatality Review Investigative Report: Matthew Tirado (December 12, 2017)
Report Insert: Londyn Report Clarifying Insert (February 26, 2016)
Fatality Review Investigative Report: Londyn Report (December 22, 2015)
Public Information Bulletin: Child Fatality Review (June 3, 2014)
Joint OCA-CCADV Investigative Report: Joint Investigative Report on the Death of Zaniyah Z (September 2015)
Jayden R.- Excerpts from a report produced by the Department of Children and Families, Probate Court and the Office of the Child Advocate/Child Fatality Review Panel regarding the circumstances surrounding the death of a three-year old who fell out of a window, April 2011.
Michael B.- Excerpted Special Public Report, Findings and Recommendations, Fatality Review of Baby Michael, May 2010.
Michael B. - Press release/executive summary released May 6, 2009.
Child Fatality Investigations of DCF: 1996-2003 -This report summarizes investigatory findings and recommendations specifically related to the Department of Children and Families.
Ezramicah H.- Released May 2002 - This report discusses the homicide of a six and a half month old infant while under the protective supervision of the Department of Children and Families, removed twice from his family and returned twice with multiple service providers.
Falan F.- Released December 19, 2001 - This report discusses the circumstances surrounding the death of a teenager who committed suicide while incarcerated in an isolated adult prison cell shortly after two and one half years of protective custody and court involvement.
Summary Review of Connecticut's 1998 Fatalities of Children Who Received Services From State Agencies - This report provides a review of the circumstances of the death of any child who has received services from a state department or agency addressing child welfare, social or human services, or juvenile justice.
Ryan K.- Released September 17, 1998 - This report analyzes the child protection case management of a child who died in the home of relatives who had obtained guardianship through Probate Court.