Lawmakers to review child fatality report

Rhode Island Department of Children, Youth and Families

The Rhode Island Senate's Health and Human Services Committee will meet Tuesday to hear a critical report on child deaths.

The committee will review a December report by the Child Fatality Review Panel that details six cases between April and December.

Two of the cases were fatal and four were near fatalities.

The cases involved children between the ages of 2 months and 2 years.

The Rhode Island Office of the Child Advocate reviews all fatalities or near fatalities involving abuse or neglect of children involved with the state Department of Children, Youth and Families.

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