DCF Analysis of Child Fatalities & Near Fatalities
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.
DCF has published and made available the reports for 2006 - 2014. The most recent one, covering 2014, was published in January 2016.