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, August 11, 2023
Time: 10 AM (CST)
Location: TBD. DSHS will provide more information once the agenda and meeting logistics are finalized.
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.
Click on the links below to view webcast recordings, agendas, and handouts for past meetings.
|Aug. 11, 2023|
|May 12, 2023||Agenda SCFRT 5-12-2023||pending approval||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|
|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|
Learn More About the Committee and Activities
Reports, Protocols, and Guidelines
- State Child Fatality Review Team Committee Biennial Report - April 2022
- Texas Child Fatality Data and Recommendations - April 2020
- Child Fatality Review Team (CFRT) Operations Protocol (PDF) (for best results download and open with Adobe Acrobat Reader on your desktop system.)