State Child Fatality Review Team Committee

The Texas Family Code 264.501 created the State Child Fatality Review Team (SCFRT) Committee. The SCFRT Committee is a multi-disciplinary group of experts who work in areas related to child fatality across the state of Texas. 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, August 9, 2024

Time: 10 AM (CST)


Department of State Health Services
Morton Building Room 100
1100 West 49th Street
Austin, TX 78756

Members of the public may attend the meeting in person at the address above or virtually. Please click here for the meeting agenda and the link to join this meeting.

Membership Opportunity

The Texas Department of State Health Services (DSHS) is currently accepting applications for the SCFRT committee membership for the following positions:

  • A Police Chief
  • A Sheriff
  • A Chief Juvenile Probation Officer

An application for these positions will be posted following the August SCFRT Committee meeting.

The SCFRT Committee tries to select committee members that represent the diversity of all Texans. For that reason, the committee considers applicants' ethnicity, gender, and geographic location.

The agency does not discriminate against applicants and members of the Department of State Health Services advisory committees on the basis of race, color, national origin, disability, religion, age, or sex.

Past Meetings

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


May 10, 2024 Agenda SCFRT 5-10-2024   Webcast Recording
Feb. 9, 2024 Agenda SCFRT 2-9-2024 SCFRT Minutes Webcast Recording
Nov. 17, 2023 Agenda SCFRT 11-17-2023 SCFRT minutes Webcast Recording 
Aug. 11, 2023 Agenda SCFRT 8-11-2023 SCFRT minutes Webcast Recording
May 12, 2023 Agenda SCFRT 5-12-2023 SCFRT minutes Webcast Recording
Feb. 10, 2023 Agenda SCFRT 2-10-2023 SCFRT minutes 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

Learn More About the Committee and Activities

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(512) 776-7373

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