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:

State Council on Child Abuse & Neglect

Claudia Remington, Executive Director 311 West Saratoga Street Baltimore, Maryland, 21201 Office: 410-767-7867 Email:

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: Website:
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)