FIMR Spotlight – District of Columbia

Type of Program: Local

Jacqueline Corbin-Armstrong
Fatality Review Specialist
Office of the Medical Examiner
401 E. Street, SW
Washington, DC 20024
Phone: 202-698-9020
Fax: 202-698-9102
Email: jacqueline.corbin-armstrong@dc.gov

Program Description

Administration
The typical FIMR operates as a two tiered system, with a Community Review Team (CRT) and a separate Community Action Team (CAT). The CAT is often charged with taking the recommendations of the CRT and putting them into action. Does your FIMR use a two tiered system with a functioning CAT?
Yes

Teams
Is there coordination with other death review programs?
No-Child Death Review/Child Fatality Review
No-Maternal Mortality Review
No-Domestic Violence Fatality Review
No-Specialized review system for CPS
No-Citizen Review Panel
No-Suicide Review Panel
No-Homicide Review Panel
No-Other SIDS review

Reviews
What is the catchment area for your FIMR program?
Reviews residents of a city

What is the average number of cases reviewed by your FIMR team annually?
0 #Stillbirths/Fetal Deaths
70 #Infant Deaths

Do the cases reviewed include a Maternal Interview?
No

Annual Report
Is an Annual Report produced?
Yes