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Assemblymember Maienschein pushes new legislation to overhaul the system by which all child deaths in California are investigated, reported and analyzed

Source: NBC 7 San Diego

The Citizen Review Panel is recommending the re-establishment of a statewide child-death review team and the development of a best practices toolkit to assist counties in the local collection of consistent, reliable and complete information.

Advocates are casting doubts on how California officials look into child deaths, fearing that inconsistencies across the state are leaving some tragedies uncounted. They say a clearer picture could prevent future deaths.