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Department of Children, Youth & Families: Neglect nearly kills 5-year-old girl

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Providence, R.I. (March 26, 2021) -The Department of Children, Youth & Families is disclosing the near fatality of a 5-year-old girl from Warwick.

The Department had no prior involvement with the family.

The incident occurred on February 27, 2021. The Department initiated an investigation, and through this investigation, DCYF confirmed neglect contributed to this near fatality. Pursuant to state law, DCYF has notified the Office of the Child Advocate of the report.

Pursuant to state law, DCYF notified the Office of the Child Advocate of the report.

Due to confidentiality laws, DCYF is prohibited from sharing additional information.

Rhode Islanders are required by law to report known or suspected cases of child abuse or neglect to DCYF within 24 hours of becoming aware of such abuse/neglect. Please call 1-800-RI-CHILD to report known or suspected cases of child abuse.

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