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Commission to Eliminate Child Abuse and Neglect Fatalities to Hold Public Meeting Near Detroit, Michigan on August 28, 2014

August 12, 2014

The Commission to Eliminate Child Abuse and Neglect Fatalities (CECANF), a federal advisory committee established by the Protect Our Kids Act of 2012 (P. L. 112-275), will hold an open meeting on Thursday, August 28, 2014, in Plymouth, Michigan.

Meeting time: Thursday, August 28, 2014, from 8:00 a.m.–4:30 p.m. EDT.

Location: The Inn at St. John’s, Grande Ballroom, 44045 Five Mile Road, Plymouth, Michigan 48170.

Attendance: Individuals interested in attending the meeting in person or via teleconference must register in advance due to limited space (see link below). The meeting site is accessible to individuals with disabilities. Members of the public will not have the opportunity to ask questions or otherwise participate in the meeting, either on the phone or in person.

To attend in person or listen to the teleconference, please register by Tuesday, August 26:

Meeting agenda: CECANF was established to develop a national strategy and recommendations for reducing fatalities resulting from child abuse and neglect. The purpose of this meeting is for Commission members to gather national and state-specific information to better understand the extent of, and risks associated with, child abuse and neglect fatalities. The Commission will hear from researchers and experts from such disciplines as child welfare, law enforcement, health, and public health regarding:

·         The scope of the problem

·         Strategies for improving national data collection

·         Policy barriers and opportunities to reduce maltreatment fatalities

·         Confidentiality issues

·         Potential solutions

Comments: Members of the public may submit comments identified by “Notice-CECANF-2014-04,” by either of the following methods:


Submit comments via the federal eRulemaking portal by searching for “Notice-CECANF-2014-04.” Select the link “Comment Now” that corresponds with “Notice-CECANF-2014-04.” Follow the instructions provided onscreen. Please include your name, organization name (if any), and “Notice-CECANF-2014-04” on your attached document.

·         Mail: Commission to Eliminate Child Abuse and Neglect Fatalities, c/o General Services Administration, Agency Liaison Division, 1800 F St., NW, Room 7003D, Washington DC 20006.

Please submit comments only and cite “Notice-CECANF-2014-04” in all correspondence related to this notice. All comments received will be posted without change to, including any personal or business confidential information provided.

For further information:

Visit the CECANF website:
Or contact Ms. Patricia Brincefield, Communications Director, 1800 F St., NW, Room 7003D, Washington, DC 20006.
Phone: 202-818-9596



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