New DCF System May Predict Families at High Risk of Fatalities

Connecticut’s Department of Children and Families is implementing a new system aimed at determining which families are at a higher risk of experiencing a maltreatment-related child tragedy, including a fatality.

Eckerd Rapid Safety Feedback® uses information from DCF’s internal data system to identify children who are at the greatest risk for a poor outcome. The identification of these children will help staff in prioritizing these families for potential heightened supports and assistance. Eckerd Rapid Safety Feedback® is a national system, first launched in Florida in January 2013 by Eckerd Kids. To learn more, please visit

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