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Child deaths in New York State that allegedly resulted from abuse or maltreatment are reported to the Statewide Central Register (SCR) of Child Abuse and Maltreatment and investigated by the local department of social services (LDSS). By law, certain reports are investigated in coordination with law enforcement.

The New York State Office of Children and Family Services (OCFS) is required by statute to conduct a review of each fatality investigation and issue a summary report within six months of the local investigation. OCFS reviews a family’s history three years before the fatality, including ongoing and prior and current child protective investigations and services a child or family may been receiving prior to the fatality. If OCFS determines that there were lapses in adhering to state regulation or policy, OCFS issues findings and monitors the implementation of the corrective action plan required of the LDSS. OCFS also reviews and issues fatality reports for children who die while in foster care, or while they are receiving preventive services, regardless of abuse or neglect allegations.

OCFS posts fatality reports (names and identifying information is withheld on all reports) when it is determined that disclosure would not harm the child’s surviving siblings or other children in the household. The OCFS Commissioner considers whether publishing a fatality report is contrary to the best interests of a child’s siblings or other children in the household, what effects publication may have on the privacy of children and family, and any potentially detrimental effects publication may have on reuniting and providing services to a family. This process is referred to as a “best interest determination” and is conducted by OCFS and, in certain instances, with the assistance of experts serving on the OCFS Statewide Child Fatality Review Team. This team is comprised of state and local professionals working together to research the causes of preventable child deaths and develops strategies to prevent them. OCFS also funds 18 regional and local child fatality review teams.

The reports posted here are not the actual investigations conducted by the local departments of social services; they are OCFS’s review of the actual investigation and meet the standards for public release.

See the OCFS Prevention and Child Safety pages for information on keeping children safe.

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Child Fatality Reports : All Regions

Links Date Released Regional Office County
AL-21-003 Word | AL-21-003 PDF - Jun 30, 2021 Albany Regional Office Warren County
NY-20-119 Word | NY-20-119 PDF - Jun 30, 2021 NYC Regional Office Bronx County
SY-20-060 Word | SY-20-060 PDF - Jun 29, 2021 Syracuse Regional Office Saint Lawrence County
BU-20-035 Word | BU-20-035 PDF - Jun 28, 2021 Buffalo Regional Office Niagara County
BU-21-001 Word | BU-21-001 PDF - Jun 28, 2021 Buffalo Regional Office Genesee County
BU-21-002 Word | BU-21-002 PDF - Jun 28, 2021 Buffalo Regional Office Niagara County
SV-20-054 Word | SV-20-054 PDF - Jun 28, 2021 Westchester Regional Office Westchester County
SY-21-001 Word | SY-21-001 PDF - Jun 28, 2021 Syracuse Regional Office Oneida County
NY-20-117 Word | NY-20-117 PDF - Jun 22, 2021 NYC Regional Office Kings County
NY-20-118 Word | NY-20-118 PDF - Jun 22, 2021 NYC Regional Office Kings County
RO-20-029 Word | RO-20-029 PDF - Jun 22, 2021 Rochester Regional Office Monroe County
SV-21-001 Word | SV-21-001 PDF - Jun 18, 2021 Westchester Regional Office Ulster County
NY-20-115 Word | NY-20-115 PDF - Jun 16, 2021 NYC Regional Office Queens County
SY-20-059 Word | SY-20-059 PDF - Jun 14, 2021 Syracuse Regional Office Broome County
NY-20-113 Word | NY-20-113 PDF - Jun 13, 2021 NYC Regional Office Bronx County
BU-20-034 Word | BU-20-034 PDF - Jun 11, 2021 Buffalo Regional Office Erie County
NY-20-110 Word | NY-20-110 PDF - Jun 8, 2021 NYC Regional Office Bronx County
NY-20-111 Word | NY-20-111 PDF - Jun 8, 2021 NYC Regional Office Bronx County
NY-20-114 Word | NY-20-114 PDF - Jun 8, 2021 NYC Regional Office Kings County
SY-20-058 Word | SY-20-058 PDF - Jun 8, 2021 Syracuse Regional Office Oneida County
SY-20-057 Word | SY-20-057 PDF - Jun 4, 2021 Syracuse Regional Office Tioga County
SY-20-056 Word | SY-20-056 PDF - Jun 3, 2021 Syracuse Regional Office Saint Lawrence County
NY-20-108 Word | NY-20-108 PDF - Jun 1, 2021 NYC Regional Office Kings County
RO-20-028 Word | RO-20-028 PDF - Jun 1, 2021 Rochester Regional Office Monroe County
SY-20-055 Word | SY-20-055 PDF - Jun 1, 2021 Syracuse Regional Office Onondaga County
NY-20-107 Word | NY-20-107 PDF - May 28, 2021 NYC Regional Office New York County
SV-20-050 Word | SV-20-050 PDF - May 27, 2021 Westchester Regional Office Dutchess County
SV-20-051 Word | SV-20-051 PDF - May 25, 2021 Westchester Regional Office Nassau County
AL-20-038 Word | AL-20-038 PDF - May 24, 2021 Albany Regional Office Delaware County
AL-20-040 Word | AL-20-040 PDF - May 24, 2021 Albany Regional Office Albany County
SY-20-053 Word | SY-20-053 PDF - May 24, 2021 Syracuse Regional Office Oneida County
SY-20-054 Word | SY-20-054 PDF - May 24, 2021 Syracuse Regional Office Saint Lawrence County
SV-20-052 Word | SV-20-052 PDF - May 19, 2021 Westchester Regional Office Suffolk County
BU-20-033 Word | BU-20-033 PDF - May 18, 2021 Buffalo Regional Office Erie County
NY-20-106 Word | NY-20-106 PDF - May 18, 2021 NYC Regional Office Bronx County
RO-20-026 Word | RO-20-026 PDF - May 18, 2021 Rochester Regional Office Monroe County
RO-20-027 Word | RO-20-027 PDF - May 18, 2021 Rochester Regional Office Monroe County
SY-20-052 Word | SY-20-052 PDF - May 18, 2021 Syracuse Regional Office Cortland County
NY-20-104 Word | NY-20-104 PDF - May 17, 2021 NYC Regional Office Kings County
BU-20-032 Word | BU-20-032 PDF - May 11, 2021 Buffalo Regional Office Erie County
NY-20-103 Word | NY-20-103 PDF - May 11, 2021 NYC Regional Office Kings County
SV-20-046 Word | SV-20-046 PDF - May 10, 2021 Westchester Regional Office Dutchess County
SV-20-047 Word | SV-20-047 PDF - May 10, 2021 Westchester Regional Office Ulster County
AL-20-036 Word | AL-20-036 PDF - May 3, 2021 Albany Regional Office Clinton County
AL-20-037 Word | AL-20-037 PDF - May 3, 2021 Albany Regional Office Warren County
SV-20-045 Word | SV-20-045 PDF - May 3, 2021 Westchester Regional Office Westchester County
SV-20-049 Word | SV-20-049 PDF - May 3, 2021 Westchester Regional Office Westchester County
SY-20-051 Word | SY-20-051 PDF - May 3, 2021 Syracuse Regional Office Oswego County
NY-20-101 Word | NY-20-101 PDF - Apr 30, 2021 NYC Regional Office Queens County