Contact Person: Rosalie Morales, Program Administrator, Office of the Child Advocate
Contact Address: 900 King Street, Suite 210, Wilmington, Delaware 19801-3341
Contact Phone: (302) 255-1735
Founded In: Child Death Review Commission (1995) & Child Protection Accountability Commission (1997)
Funding: Multi-agency support (in-kind)
Annual reports: http://courts.delaware.gov/childadvocate/CPACreports.stm
From 1995 through June 2004, the Child Death Review Commission served as the states citizen review panel. With three counties in the state, the Child Death Review Commission operated two panels, one in New Castle and one serving Kent and Sussex Counties.
The Child Protection Accountability Commission (CPAC) was more recently designated as the states citizen review panel. CPAC will work collaboratively with the Child Death Near Death Stillbirth Commission and its existing statewide case review system to inform the need for system change. CPAC has as its purpose to monitor Delawares child protection system to best ensure the health, safety, and well-being of Delawares abused, neglected and dependent children. CPAC meets quarterly and examines the policies, procedures and effectiveness of the child protection system and makes recommendations for change.