Child Fatality Report
Dashboard of quarterly and annual child fatality reports in Maine.
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Child Protective Services Report
Each year the Office of Child and Family Services produces an annual Child Protective Services (CPS) Report that provides information regarding the number of child abuse reports received each year and what happens with those reports. The information provided includes report source, family composition, numbers of families where child maltreatment was found, age and gender of maltreatment victims, and other general categories
Child and Family Services Plans and Reports
The Children’s Bureau, an Office of the Federal Administration for Children & Families oversees each state’s Child and Family Services Plan (CFSP) which is a five-year strategic plan that sets forth the vision and the goals to be accomplished to strengthen the states’ overall child welfare system. The Annual Progress and Services Report (APSR) provides annual updates on the progress made toward accomplishing the goals and objectives in the CFSP.
In July of 2021 the Department asked Casey to evaluate existing child safety policies in the context of five child fatalities that occurred in June of 2021 and to offer interim policy recommendations that could be implemented by the State of Maine to support child and family safety. Casey partnered with Collaborative Safety, an organization that uses safety science methods to conduct critical incident reviews, to conduct this independent assessment. Casey has partnered with Collaborative Safety to conduct such reviews in other child welfare jurisdictions throughout the country. This document encompasses the summary and recommendations that resulted from their review.