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Local Child Fatality Review in Virginia


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The investigation and prevention of childhood fatalities are responsibilities shared by the community and agencies that serve that community. Local child fatality review teams allow a community to assess and address the specific issues that surround the deaths of their children. Virginia currently has two such fatality review teams.

Prevention and investigation of child fatalities are responsibilities shared by the community and the agencies that serve that community. Local child fatality review teams allow a community to assess and address the specific issues that surround the deaths of children in their area.

In 2011, the Virginia Board of Social Services established new regional child fatality review teams in four of the five Virginia Department of Social Services (VDSS) regions. The Eastern region has had a team since 1994. These teams review all child deaths that were investigated for suspicions of child abuse or neglect by a local department of social services.

Hampton Roads Child Fatality Review Team

The Hampton Roads Regional Child Fatality Review Team began in August 1994. The first meeting was convened by the Hampton Roads Committee to Prevent Child Abuse and Children's Hospital of The King's Daughters with the purpose of establishing a local response to child fatalities. The Hampton Roads Team serves the VDSS Eastern Region, a large and diverse geographic area that includes the cities of Chesapeake, Emporia, Franklin, Hampton, Newport News, Norfolk, Poquoson, Portsmouth, Suffolk, Virginia Beach, and Williamsburg, as well as the counties of Accomack, Brunswick, Dinwiddie, Gloucester, Greensville, Isle of Wight, James City, Mathews, Northampton, Prince George, Southampton, Surry, Sussex, and York.

For more information, contact:
Gail Heath Davidson
CPS Regional Consultant
Phone: (757) 491-3987

Central Regional Child Fatality Review Team

Serves the cities of Colonial Heights, Hopewell, Petersburg, and Richmond, as well as the counties of Amelia, Buckingham, Caroline, Charles City, Chesterfield, Cumberland, Essex, Fluvanna, Goochland, Hanover, Henrico, King & Queen, King William, Lancaster, Lunenburg, Middlesex, New Kent, Northumberland, Nottoway, Powhatan, Prince Edward, Richmond, and Westmoreland.

For more information, contact:
Monica Hockaday
CPS Regional Consultant
Phone: (804) 662-9779

Northern Regional Child Fatality Review Team

Serves the cities of Alexandria, Fairfax, Falls Church, Fredericksburg, Harrisonburg, Manassas, Manassas Park, and Winchester, as well as the counties of Arlington, Clarke, Culpeper, Fairfax, Fauquier, Frederick, Rockingham, Shenandoah, Spotsylvania, Stafford, and Warren.

For more information, contact:
Ed Schuster
CPS Regional Consultant
Phone: (540) 347-6309

Piedmont Regional Child Fatality Review Team

Serves the cities of Bedford, Buena Vista, Charlottesville, Covington, Danville, Lexington, Lynchburg, Martinsville, Roanoke, Salem, Staunton, and Waynesboro, as well as the counties of Albemarle, Alleghany, Amherst, Appomattox, Augusta, Bath, Bedford, Botetourt, Campbell, Charlotte, Craig, Franklin, Halifax, Henry, Highland, Mecklenburg, Nelson, Pittsylvania, Roanoke, and Rockbridge.

For more information, contact:
Chad Alls
CPS Regional Consultant
Phone: (540) 204-9637

Western Regional Child Fatality Review Team

Serves the cities of Bristol, Galax, Norton, and Radford, as well as the counties of Bland, Buchanan, Carroll, Dickenson, Floyd, Giles, Grayson, Lee, Montgomery, Patrick, Pulaski, Russell, Scott, Smyth, Tazewell, Washington, Wise, and Wythe.

For more information, contact:
Mary Adams Norris
CPS Regional Consultant
Phone: (276) 676-5637

Regional Child Fatality Review Team Reports


Last Updated: 09-10-2013

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