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2019 Summaries

The Department of Children's Services  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.


2019 Quarterly Summaries

  • January - March (Q1) 2019
  • April - June (Q2) 2019
  • July - September (Q3) 2019
    • Q3 Non-Custody Child Deaths Summary (Pending)
    • Q3 Non-Custody Child Near Deaths Summary (Pending)
  • October - December (Q4) 2019
    • Q4 Non-Custody Child Deaths Summary (Pending) 
    • Q4 Non-Custody Child Near Deaths Summary (Pending)

2019 Annual Summaries

  • Custody
    • ​​​Annual Custody Child Deaths Summary (Pending)
    • Annual Custody Child Near Deaths Summary (Pending)
  • Non-Custody 
    • Annual Non-Custody Child Deaths Summary (Pending)
    • Annual Non-Custody Child Near Deaths Summary (Pending)

2019 Child Death Review Reports

  • ​2019 Annual Report 
    • Child Death Review Annual Report  (Pending)