Child death and near-death panel en Kentucky's Child Abuse Panel Requesting $420,000 To Meet Goals <p>An independent Kentucky panel in charge of reviewing child abuse cases is requesting $420,000 from the state’s budget to perform its duties.</p><p>The Child Fatality and Near Fatality&nbsp;Review Panel was created following criticism of accountability and transparency in the Cabinet for Health and Family Services, which deals with child abuse cases.</p><p>The panel—which consists of volunteer professionals ranging from law enforcement to child advocates—has reviewed dozens of cases, but the workload is heavy, says panel chair and retired judge Roger Crittenden.</p> Tue, 05 Nov 2013 16:41:15 +0000 Devin Katayama 7443 at Kentucky's Child Abuse Panel Requesting $420,000 To Meet Goals Kentucky Senate Committee Adds More Oversight to Child Fatality Review Panel Bill <p></p><p>Kentucky’s Senate Health and Welfare Committee is trying to add more oversight to a&nbsp;<a href="">child fatality review panel</a>&nbsp;in a bill approved Wednesday, but child advocates say the amendment doesn’t go far enough.</p> Wed, 06 Mar 2013 19:35:29 +0000 Devin Katayama 4362 at Kentucky Child Abuse Review Panel Begins Work Members of a new state review panel tasked with overseeing child fatalities and near fatalities will begin their work by examining the cases of eight children who died over the past year. Governor Steve Beshear created the panel earlier this year with an executive order and the group met for the first time today.<p> Judge Roger Crittenden, who chairs the panel, says more information may be needed to get a clear understanding of what happened and why.<p> “That’s the point we’re trying to figure out is what records do we actually need to have? Tue, 27 Nov 2012 21:20:01 +0000 Kentucky Public Radio's Brenna Angel 2665 at Kentucky Child Abuse Review Panel Begins Work