The Texas Child Fatality Review Team is a multidisciplinary, multi-agency group that reviews all child deaths regardless of the cause. It oversees and assists the work of local review teams in Texas, including the Department of Family and Protective Services (DFPS), and develops a "big picture" view of childhood mortality.


The purpose of the CFRT Program is to improve the response to child fatalities, provide accurate information on how and why Texas children are dying, and reduce the number of preventable child deaths by taking data into prevention practice .

In 2005, the Texas Legislature moved support and coordination of the State Committee from DFPS to the Texas Department of State Health Services (DSHS).

For more information, visit the DSHS website.