Child Death Review

Alabama's greatest resource is its children. The Alabama Child Death Review System (ACDRS) was created on September 11, 1997, in order to review, evaluate, and prevent cases of unexpected and unexplained child death. ACDRS's mission is to understand how and why children die in Alabama, in order to prevent other child deaths.

Vehicular fatalities are, by far, the single largest category of such deaths, accounting for almost half of all deaths ACDRS reviews. Many of these deaths involve teenage drivers, and teen driving safety is an issue of growing concern in Alabama. Alabama is currently the second worst state in the nation for teen driver fatalities. Teen Driving is dedicated to helping teens become better-informed and, in turn, safer drivers.

ACDRS, which includes both state and local child death review teams, focuses on prevention through statistical analysis, education, advocacy efforts, and local community involvement.

State Team Meetings

The next meeting will be Thursday, July 19, 2018, via conference call from 1:00-4:00 p.m. Get more information as well as past meeting minutes at State Team Meetings.

Page last updated: May 7, 2018