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2014 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.


2014 Quarterly Summaries


      January - March (Q1) 2014
      April - June (Q2) 2014
      July - September (Q3) 2014
      October - December (Q4) 2014 (Pending)
  • Q4 Summary
      Annual Summary 2014 (Pending)
  • Annual Summary

2014 Individual Case Files


      Individual Case Files