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About These Reports

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 certifies 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
BU-23-036 Word | BU-23-036 PDF - Mar 29, 2024 Buffalo Regional Office Erie County
BU-23-038 Word | BU-23-038 PDF - Mar 29, 2024 Buffalo Regional Office Erie County
NY-23-105 Word | NY-23-105 PDF - Mar 29, 2024 NYC Regional Office New York County
NY-23-109 Word | NY-23-109 PDF - Mar 29, 2024 NYC Regional Office Kings County
NY-23-111 Word | NY-23-111 PDF - Mar 29, 2024 NYC Regional Office New York County
NY-23-131 Word | NY-23-131 PDF - Mar 29, 2024 NYC Regional Office Kings County
RO-23-020 Word | RO-23-020 PDF - Mar 29, 2024 Rochester Regional Office Monroe County
RO-23-022 Word | RO-23-022 PDF - Mar 29, 2024 Rochester Regional Office Chemung County
AL-23-019 Word | AL-23-019 PDF - Mar 26, 2024 Albany Regional Office Rensselaer County
BU-23-037 Word | BU-23-037 PDF - Mar 26, 2024 Buffalo Regional Office Erie County
BU-23-041 Word | BU-23-041 PDF - Mar 26, 2024 Buffalo Regional Office Niagara County
NY-23-092 Word | NY-23-092 PDF - Mar 26, 2024 NYC Regional Office Kings County
NY-23-120 Word | NY-23-120 PDF - Mar 26, 2024 NYC Regional Office Queens County
SY-23-045 Word | SY-23-045 PDF - Mar 26, 2024 Syracuse Regional Office Madison County
NY-23-096 Word | NY-23-096 PDF - Mar 18, 2024 NYC Regional Office New York County
NY-23-097 Word | NY-23-097 PDF - Mar 18, 2024 NYC Regional Office Bronx County
NY-23-101 Word | NY-23-101 PDF - Mar 18, 2024 NYC Regional Office Queens County
SY-23-040 Word | SY-23-040 PDF - Mar 18, 2024 Syracuse Regional Office Saint Lawrence County
BU-23-035 Word | BU-23-035 PDF - Mar 12, 2024 Buffalo Regional Office Erie County
NY-23-088 Word | NY-23-088 PDF - Mar 12, 2024 NYC Regional Office Office of Special Investigations
NY-23-091 Word | NY-23-091 PDF - Mar 12, 2024 NYC Regional Office Kings County
NY-23-094 Word | NY-23-094 PDF - Mar 12, 2024 NYC Regional Office Richmond County
NY-23-095 Word | NY-23-095 PDF - Mar 12, 2024 NYC Regional Office New York County
BU-23-040 Word | BU-23-040 PDF - Mar 4, 2024 Buffalo Regional Office Niagara County
NY-23-087 Word | NY-23-087 PDF - Mar 4, 2024 NYC Regional Office New York County
NY-23-104 Word | NY-23-104 PDF - Mar 4, 2024 NYC Regional Office New York County
NY-23-115 Word | NY-23-115 PDF - Mar 4, 2024 NYC Regional Office Richmond County
SY-23-041 Word | SY-23-041 PDF - Mar 4, 2024 Syracuse Regional Office Onondaga County
NY-23-090 Word | NY-23-090 PDF - Feb 29, 2024 NYC Regional Office Queens County
NY-23-100 Word | NY-23-100 PDF - Feb 29, 2024 NYC Regional Office Kings County
BU-23-033 Word | BU-23-033 PDF - Feb 26, 2024 Buffalo Regional Office Erie County
NY-23-103 Word | NY-23-103 PDF - Feb 26, 2024 NYC Regional Office Queens County
SY-23-038 Word | SY-23-038 PDF - Feb 26, 2024 Syracuse Regional Office Broome County
SY-23-039 Word | SY-23-039 PDF - Feb 26, 2024 Syracuse Regional Office Onondaga County
AL-23-018 Word | AL-23-018 PDF - Feb 22, 2024 Albany Regional Office Schenectady County
NY-23-084 Word | NY-23-084 PDF - Feb 22, 2024 NYC Regional Office Bronx County
RO-23-017 Word | RO-23-017 PDF - Feb 22, 2024 Rochester Regional Office Wayne County
SV-23-055 Word | SV-23-055 PDF - Feb 22, 2024 Westchester Regional Office Orange County
SV-23-056 Word | SV-23-056 PDF - Feb 22, 2024 Westchester Regional Office Orange County
NY-23-086 Word | NY-23-086 PDF - Feb 13, 2024 NYC Regional Office Queens County
NY-23-080 Word | NY-23-080 PDF - Feb 12, 2024 NYC Regional Office Kings County
NY-23-098 Word | NY-23-098 PDF - Feb 12, 2024 NYC Regional Office New York County
SV-23-052 Word | SV-23-052 PDF - Feb 12, 2024 Westchester Regional Office Suffolk County
SY-23-037 Word | SY-23-037 PDF - Feb 12, 2024 Syracuse Regional Office Tompkins County
BU-23-031 Word | BU-23-031 PDF - Feb 9, 2024 Buffalo Regional Office Erie County
NY-23-079 Word | NY-23-079 PDF - Feb 9, 2024 NYC Regional Office Bronx County
NY-23-089 Word | NY-23-089 PDF - Feb 9, 2024 NYC Regional Office Kings County
BU-23-030 Word | BU-23-030 PDF - Feb 6, 2024 Buffalo Regional Office Erie County
BU-23-026 Word | BU-23-026 PDF - Feb 2, 2024 Buffalo Regional Office Erie County