Since 2012, Nicole DeWitt has been the Special Projects Facilitator at Michigan Public Health Institute on the Child Death Review program. In that capacity, she serves as the coordinator of Michigan’s Citizen Review Panel on child fatalities. This group of state-level professionals conduct complete case reviews on child fatalities where the family of the decedent has prior CPS history. Based on those case reviews, the panel submits annually a report to MDHHS that outlines findings and recommendations for system improvement. Nicole also is the State of Michigan Infant Safe Sleep educator for all child welfare staff. Before her work in child death review, Nicole was a foster care case manager for both domestic and refugee foster children in Michigan. She has a Bachelor’s degree in Community Services and a Masters in Management. Nicole is a current member of the National Citizen Review Advisory Panel.