Allegheny County Child Fatalities and Near-Fatalities, 2017

In Allegheny County in 2017, there were 12 child fatalities or near-fatalities that were the result of suspected abuse or neglect. The County is required by state law to review each of these fatal or near-fatal events and use the information to improve practice and systems. This data brief describes the incidents that occurred in 2017, including victim and perpetrator demographics, families’ prior involvement with human services, cause of incidents and key recommendations.

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