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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: Albany County

Links Date Released
AL-21-036 Word | AL-21-036 PDF - Jun 2, 2022
AL-21-022 Word | AL-21-022 PDF - Mar 14, 2022
AL-21-024 Word | AL-21-024 PDF - Mar 14, 2022
AL-21-016 Word | AL-21-016 PDF - Dec 20, 2021
AL-20-040 Word | AL-20-040 PDF - May 24, 2021
AL-20-035 Word | AL-20-035 PDF - Apr 26, 2021
AL-20-030 Word | AL-20-030 PDF - Mar 4, 2021
AL-20-029 Word | AL-20-029 PDF - Feb 25, 2021
AL-20-025 Word | AL-20-025 PDF - Feb 11, 2021
AL-20-009 Word | AL-20-009 PDF - Sep 11, 2020
AL-20-002 Word | AL-20-002 PDF - Jun 8, 2020
AL-19-041 Word | AL-19-041 PDF - May 14, 2020
AL-19-033 Word | AL-19-033 PDF - Apr 7, 2020
AL-19-031 Word | AL-19-031 PDF - Feb 26, 2020
AL-19-024 Word | AL-19-024 PDF - Dec 12, 2019
AL-19-014 Word | AL-19-014 PDF - Oct 11, 2019
AL-19-018 Word | AL-19-018 PDF - Oct 10, 2019
AL-19-013 Word | AL-19-013 PDF - Sep 16, 2019
AL-19-011 Word | AL-19-011 PDF - Aug 15, 2019
AL-19-002 Word | AL-19-002 PDF - May 21, 2019
AL-18-030 Word | AL-18-030 PDF - May 9, 2019
AL-18-029 Word | AL-18-029 PDF - Apr 18, 2019
AL-18-027 Word | AL-18-027 PDF - Apr 18, 2019
AL-18-020 Word | AL-18-020 PDF - Feb 15, 2019
AL-18-016 Word | AL-18-016 PDF - Dec 18, 2018
AL-18-008 Word | AL-18-008 PDF - Nov 7, 2018
AL-17-032 Word | AL-17-032 PDF - Apr 26, 2018
AL-17-031 Word | AL-17-031 PDF - Apr 5, 2018
AL-17-022 Word | AL-17-022 PDF - Dec 18, 2017
AL-17-019 Word | AL-17-019 PDF - Nov 27, 2017
AL-16-010 Word | AL-16-010 PDF - Aug 11, 2017
AL-16-008 Word | AL-16-008 PDF - Aug 4, 2017
AL-17-006 Word | AL-17-006 PDF - Jul 31, 2017
AL-16-004 Word | AL-16-004 PDF - Jul 31, 2017
AL-17-001 Word | AL-17-001 PDF - Jun 14, 2017
AL-16-003 Word | AL-16-003 PDF - Dec 28, 2016
AL-16-001 Word | AL-16-001 PDF - Jun 20, 2016
AL-15-016 Word | AL-15-016 PDF - Mar 24, 2016
AL-15-019 Word | AL-15-019 PDF - Jan 19, 2016
AL-15-013 Word | AL-15-013 PDF - Dec 23, 2015
AL-15-003 Word | AL-15-003 PDF - Oct 23, 2015
AL-14-038 Word | AL-14-038 PDF - Jun 19, 2015
AL-14-047 Word | AL-14-047 PDF - Apr 15, 2015
AL-14-045 Word | AL-14-045 PDF - Apr 14, 2015
AL-14-019 Word | AL-14-019 PDF - Apr 6, 2015