Panel Charged With Eliminating Child Abuse Deaths

February 26, 2014 | by Pam Fessler | National Public Radio

In this radio story, National Public Radio (NPR) correspondent Pam Fessler reported on the new federal commission that hopes to reduce the 1,700 child abuse deaths that occur in the United States each year. The 12-member commission hopes to allow for better coordination between various agencies that work with children and families.

In this radio story, National Public Radio (NPR) correspondent Pam Fessler reported on the new federal commission that hopes to reduce the 1,700 child abuse deaths that occur in the United States each year. The 12-member commission hopes to allow for better coordination between various agencies that work with children and families. While the cause of death is often disputed, child welfare advocates encourage preventive strategies that identify children at highest risk of becoming victims and ensure child safety.