2023 Summaries & Reports

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.

2023 Quarterly Summaries

2023 Annual Summaries

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