Georgia's Child Fatality Review Panel (CFRP), a statutory body mandated by the Georgia State Legislature in 1990, is composed of an appointed body of representatives who oversee the process of reviewing child fatalities. Charged with examining the circumstances around child deaths, its mission includes providing high-quality data, training, technical assistance, investigative support services and resources to prevent and reduce child abuse and fatalities.
In 2007, the Georgia Child Fatality Review Panel (CFRP) was designated to serve as the third of Georgia's three CAPTA Panels,2 and in 2011, CFRP bylaws were amended to include its role as a CAPTA citizen review panel in the description of its purpose as a statutory body. In 2014, the administrative responsibility for child fatality review transferred from the Office of the Child Advocate (OCA) to the Georgia Bureau of Investigation (GBI). The CFRP is supported by staff who review and monitor the work of Georgia's 159 county Local Child Fatality Review (LCFR) committees, analyze results, and develop recommendations based on their findings and issues raised by local committees and CFRP members.
To learn more about the Office of Child Fatality Review and annual reports submitted to the Georgia Legislature, visit: gbi.georgia.gov/CFR
To learn more about the National Center for Fatality Review and Prevention, visit: ncfrp.org
In 2008, a CAPTA Maltreatment Committee was established to specifically address its additional obligations as a CAPTA citizen review panel. A summary of Maltreatment Committee activities and any resulting recommendations is included in the annual CAPTA Panel report.