This report examined alleged child maltreatment fatalities in Florida between 2009 and 2014, as a prospective study of fatalities from abuse and neglect of children associated, directly or indirectly, with a previous nonfatal report of suspected maltreatment.
This report examined re-reporting and re-maltreatment dynamics of perpetrators and caregivers in the Florida child welfare system between 2004 and 2014, in an effort to assist the decision-making process of the Department of Children and Families (the Department) in alleviating chronic maltreatment. This is the first prospective study in the literature that examines a cohort of perpetrators over 10 years with multiple episodes of recurrence of maltreatment.
This report is an analysis of Florida Abuse Hotline intakes that were screened out where the child had no prior history in the Florida Safe Families Network (FSFN). All screened-out intakes that met the this criteria were then reviewed to determine if there were any return Hotline contacts within the next 12 months and if any these return contacts were screened-in or screened-out.