State Child Fatality Review Team Committee

The Texas Family Code 264.501 created the State Child Fatality Review Team (SCFRT) Committee. The SCFRT Committee must produce a biennial report that is available to the public. The report includes information about child death incidences and causes and provides recommendations to the Texas governor, lieutenant governor, speaker of the house of representatives, and Texas Department of Family and Protective Services (DFPS).

SCFRT members must attend meetings and may need to take part in subcommittee activities. Committee meetings take place at least four times annually or at the call of the committee chair. Members must travel to Austin for in-person meetings unless the SCFRT Committee meets virtually or offers a hybrid (in-person and virtual) option. SCFRT members may receive reimbursement for travel to and from in-person meetings if funds are available.

Next Public Meeting

Date: Friday, May 12, 2023

Time: 10 AM (CST)

Location: To Be Determined. DSHS will provide more information once the agenda and meeting logistics are finalized.




Membership Opportunity

There are no open SCFRT committee member positions at this time. DSHS will post any open SCFRT committee member positions on this site as they become available.

Past Meetings

Click on the links below to view webcast recordings, agendas, and handouts for past meetings.


May 12, 2023      
Feb. 10, 2023 Agenda SCFRT 2-10-2023 pending approval Webcast Recording
 Nov. 18, 2022 Agenda SCFRT 11-18-2022 SCFRT minutes Webcast Recording
 Aug. 12, 2022 Agenda SCFRT 8-12-2022 SCFRT minutes Webcast Recording
 May 20, 2022 Agenda SCFRT 5-20-2022 SCFRT minutes Webcast Recording
 Feb. 18, 2022 Agenda SCFRT 2-18-2022 SCFRT minutes  Webcast Recording 
 Nov. 8, 2021 Agenda SCFRT 11-8-2021  SCFRT minutes Webcast Recording
 Aug. 20, 2021 Agenda SCFRT 8-20-2021 SCFRT minutes Webcast Recording
 May 21, 2021 Agenda SCFRT 5-21-2021 SCFRT minutes Webcast Recording

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