OCA: CFRP Description

The Child Fatality Review Panel

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The State of Connecticut has established a Child Fatality Review Panel (CFRP), which is charged with reviewing unexplained or unexpected circumstances of the death of any child under the age of 18 who has received services from a state department or agency addressing child welfare, social or human services or juvenile justice.

Although the Panel is a separate entity, its day-to-day operations are coordinated through the Office of the Child Advocate.   The Child Advocate serves as a Co-Chair of the Panel effective 3/1/2012.
Child Fatality Review Panel Members are:
 Office of the Chief State's Attorney:
 Anne Mahoney, Esq. and Brett Salfia, Esq.
 Office of the Child Advocate  Sarah Healy Eagan, J.D. (Co-Chair) 
 Office of the Chief Medical Examiner:
 Susan Williams, M.D. and Gregory Vincent, M.D.
 Emergency Services and Public Protection:
 Lt. Seth Mancini, Esq.
 Department of Children and Families:
 Ken Mysogland, MSW.
 Department of Public Health:  Margie Hudson, R.N., MPH
 Pediatrician:  Kirsten Bechtel, M.D. (Co-Chair)
 Community Service Representative:   Pina Violano, Ph.D
 Neonatal-Perinatal Practioner:  Ted Rosenkrantz, M.D.
 Domestic Violence Representative:  Tonya Johnson
 Injury Prevention:  Steven Rogers, M.D.
 Psychologist:  Regina Wilson, Ph.D
 Child Abuse Physician:
 Michael Soltis, M.D.
 Andrea Barton Reeves, J.D.
 Social Work Professional  Thomas C. Michalski, Jr. LCSW
 Law Enforcement  Vacant
The Child Fatality Review Panel's reports of its investigations of child fatalities are public documents, and can be obtained from the Office of the Child Advocate upon request or viewed on this website using the following link: Fatality Investigations