Child Fatality Reviews

As outlined in 7.106.13(A) “Within twenty-four (24) hours (excluding weekends and holidays) of a county department becoming aware of an egregious incident of abuse and/or neglect, or near fatality or fatality of any child, which is suspicious for abuse and/or neglect, the county department shall call or email the following known information to the State Department which shall also be documented on the state prescribed form:

  1. Name and age of victim;
  2. The referral identification number generated by the state automated case management system;
  3. Known circumstances around the egregious incident of abuse and/or neglect, near fatality or fatality;
  4. A description of physical injuries or medical condition of the child(ren) at the time of receipt of the information;
  5. The names and ages of surviving or non-injured child(ren) who may be at risk;
  6. A brief description of family/caregiver’s prior involvement with child welfare, if any;
  7. The actions taken by the county department to date and future actions to be taken;
  8. The involvement of other professionals in the case;
  9. Whether the child was in out-of-home placement at the time of the incident; and,
  10. For Fatal incidents, the county shall enter the child’s date of death in the state automated case management system.”

In order to streamline the notification process, the Administrative Review Division (ARD) has created one e-mail address and one phone number that county staff shall use for purposes of notifying the State Department when the county becomes aware of an egregious incident of abuse and/or neglect, or near fatality or fatality of a child, which is suspicious for abuse and/or neglect. 
 
The email address is: cdhs_cfrt_notification@state.co.us
The phone number is: 303-866-7904

 
It is important to note that for purposes of satisfying the county department’s timely obligation to notify the State Department of an incident that is suspicious for an egregious abuse and/or neglect, or near fatality or fatality of a child, an initial e-mail or phone call is sufficient. The county shall complete and submit the state prescribed form when they have secured the information requested on the form.