Justice and Public Safety
January 24, 2017

Public Advisory: Child Death Review Committee Case Review

Under section 13.5 of the Fatalities Investigations Act, the Minister of Justice and Public Safety is required, within 60 days after receiving a report from the Child Death Review Committee (CDRC), to make public those recommendations relating to:

  • Relevant protocols, policies and procedures;
  • Standards and legislation;
  • Linkages and coordination of services; and
  • Improvements to services affecting children and pregnant women.

The CDRC forwarded a report to the Minister of Justice and Public Safety on December 1, 2016. The report examines the facts and circumstances surrounding the death of a youth as the result of a motor vehicle accident in Newfoundland and Labrador.


  1. The Department of Justice and Public Safety increase penalties for lack of seatbelt usage; and
  2. The Departments of Health and Community Services, Justice and Public Safety, Education and Early Childhood Development, and Service NL review and improve current efforts to educate youth about the importance of seatbelt usage.

This report has been forwarded to the Child and Youth Advocate.

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Media contact:

Lesley Clarke
Director of Communications (A)
Department of Justice and Public Safety
709-729-6985, 699-2910

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