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The New Jersey Child Fatality and Near Fatality Review Board (Board) resides within the department but is independent of the department. It was established by the New Jersey Comprehensive Child Abuse Prevention and Treatment Act (CCAPTA). The Board reviews child fatalities and near fatalities to identify their causes, relationship to governmental support systems, and methods of prevention.

The Board is multi-disciplinary and membership consists of ex-officio members and six public members with expertise or experience in child abuse appointed by the Governor. Four Regional Community-Based Review Teams operate under the aegis of the Board and its composition mirrors that of the Board. The Board also functions as a citizen review panel and conducts monthly meetings that are by invitation only.


2019 Annual Report
- Issued January, 2021

2018 Annual Report
- Issued December, 2018

2017 Annual Report -
Issued October, 2017

2016 Annual Report
- Issued October, 2016

2015 Annual Report - Issued December 2015 

2014 Annual Report 
Issued October, 2015

2013 Annual Report -
Issued November, 2014 

2012 Annual Report -
Issued February, 2013 

2010 Annual Report -
Issued September, 2011

2009 Annual Report -
Issued December, 2010

2008 Annual Report -
Issued 08/24/2009

2007 Annual Report -
Issued 06/30/2008

2006 Annual Report -
Issued 06/30/2007