AB 1440


INFORMATION: AB 1440 (Perea) would require each county child welfare agency, within 60 calendar days of determining that abuse or neglect led to a child’s death in the county, as described, to review the child’s death and prepare a written report containing specified information, namely:

“(1) An analysis of the circumstances leading to the child’s death.

“(2) An evaluation of whether child welfare services provided to the child, if any, could have been improved.

“(3) If the agency’s evaluation under paragraph (2) determines that child welfare services delivered to the child could have been improved, recommendations regarding how to improve the delivery of child welfare services for children in the future.” The bill would require the agency to submit this report to the State Department of Social Services within 10 days of its completion.




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