MD State CPS Panels

State Citizens Review Board for Children

Denise Wheeler, Administrator
1100 Eastern Blvd
Essex, Maryland, 21221
Office: 410-238-1337
Fax: 410-238-1395
Email: denise.wheeler@maryland.gov

State Council on Child Abuse & Neglect

Claudia Remington, Executive Director
311 West Saratoga Street
Baltimore, Maryland, 21201
Office: 410-767-7867
Email: claudia.remington@maryland.gov

State Child Fatality Review Team

Prema Ray, RN, BSN, MPH
Coordinator, Child Fatality Review
Maryland Department of Health
Maternal and Child Health Bureau
201 W. Preston St., 3rd Floor
Baltimore, MD 21201
Phone: 410-767-1268
Fax: 410-333-5233
Email: prema.ray@maryland.gov
Website: http://phpa.dhmh.maryland.gov/Pages/crf-home.aspx

The Purpose for the citizen review panels program is to implement that protect children from maltreatment and promote safety, permanency, and well-being. At the end of June 2013, there were 5900 children in foster or related kinship care programs. Children enter state custody each month for placement with relatives, foster families, group homes, and institutions. These placements stem from physical and sexual abuse, abandonment, illness, neglect, substance abuse. The average length of stay exceeds two years. Citizens and child welfare professionals must work together to protect children by strengthening communities and families, providing safe placements, and achieving reunification.

  • Policies and Procedures Manual (Under Revision)
  • Maryland’s Panel Leadership Committee  (Under Revision)