Texas’ first local review team was started in Dallas in 1992 through
a one-year-duration pilot project funded by CJA and administered by
the Texas Department of Protective and Regulatory Service (TDPRS).
The Tarrant County Child Fatality Review Team (CFRT) was the second
team in the state to participate in the pilot project and receive CJA
funding; organized in 1992, the team began reviewing child deaths in
1993. In 2008, there were 53 operating child fatality review teams in
Texas, most of which are hosted by hospitals, child advocacy centers
and law enforcement agencies. Tarrant County CFRT, partnered with the
Denton and Parker County components of the Tarrant County Medical
Examiner District, reviews deaths from those three
Ten purposes of a CFRT have been identified by the CFRTC:
County Telephone Operator 817-884-1111
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