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2013 Child Death and Near Death Public Notifications

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The Department of Children's Services (DCS) shall release certain information related to child deaths and near deaths in accordance with Tenn. Code Ann. 37-5-107(c)(4).

In 2013, DCS adopted new criteria for tracking and reporting child deaths and near deaths in a manner that is consistent with our mission.

The Department tracks custody deaths, non-custody deaths, custody near deaths, and non-custody near deaths.

Important Note: It is essential to have an accurate understanding of the child death data reported on this site. For information on reporting methodology, definitions, data parameters, etc. please click here.


2013 Quarterly Summaries


      January - March (Q1) 2013
      April - June (Q2) 2013
      July - September (Q3) 2013
      October - December (Q4) 2013
      Annual Summary 2013

2013 Individual Case Files