Child Fatality Reports: Broome County

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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: Broome County

Links Date Released
SY-22-023 Word | SY-22-023 PDF - Nov 1, 2022
SY-22-022 Word | SY-22-022 PDF - Oct 31, 2022
SY-22-003 Word | SY-22-003 PDF - Jul 6, 2022
SY-21-051 Word | SY-21-051 PDF - Apr 28, 2022
SY-21-023 Word | SY-21-023 PDF - Nov 5, 2021
SY-21-010 Word | SY-21-010 PDF - Aug 9, 2021
SY-20-059 Word | SY-20-059 PDF - Jun 14, 2021
SY-20-043 Word | SY-20-043 PDF - Feb 25, 2021
SY-20-039 Word | SY-20-039 PDF - Feb 23, 2021
SY-20-016 Word | SY-20-016 PDF - Sep 30, 2020
SY-19-056 Word | SY-19-056 PDF - Apr 29, 2020
SY-19-052 Word | SY-19-052 PDF - Feb 11, 2020
SY-19-043 Word | SY-19-043 PDF - Feb 5, 2020
SY-19-012 Word | SY-19-012 PDF - Aug 9, 2019
SY-18-051 Word | SY-18-051 PDF - May 7, 2019
SY-18-052 Word | SY-18-052 PDF - Apr 8, 2019
SY-18-046 Word | SY-18-046 PDF - Apr 2, 2019
SY-18-038 Word | SY-18-038 PDF - Feb 6, 2019
SY-18-032 Word | SY-18-032 PDF - Jan 4, 2019
SY-18-028 Word | SY-18-028 PDF - Dec 21, 2018
SY-18-008 Word | SY-18-008 PDF - Aug 29, 2018
SY-18-006 Word | SY-18-006 PDF - Aug 7, 2018
SY-18-009 Word | SY-18-009 PDF - Aug 1, 2018
SY-17-056 Word | SY-17-056 PDF - Jun 5, 2018
SY-17-047 Word | SY-17-047 PDF - Mar 23, 2018
SY-17-039 Word | SY-17-039 PDF - Jan 25, 2018
SY-16-054 Word | SY-16-054 PDF - Jun 29, 2017
SY-16-039 Word | SY-16-039 PDF - Jun 29, 2017
SY-16-042 Word | SY-16-042 PDF - Jun 9, 2017
SY-16-063 Word | SY-16-063 PDF - May 11, 2017
SY-16-055 Word | SY-16-055 PDF - Apr 11, 2017
SY-16-036 Word | SY-16-036 PDF - Feb 8, 2017
SY-16-019 Word | SY-16-019 PDF - Dec 8, 2016
SY-16-021 Word | SY-16-021 PDF - Dec 7, 2016
SY-16-002 Word | SY-16-002 PDF - Jun 17, 2016
SY-15-037 Word | SY-15-037 PDF - May 16, 2016
SY-15-036 Word | SY-15-036 PDF - Apr 15, 2016
SY-15-024 Word | SY-15-024 PDF - Mar 1, 2016
SY-15-009 Word | SY-15-009 PDF - Jan 8, 2016
SY-15-012 Word | SY-15-012 PDF - Jan 4, 2016
SY-15-002 Word | SY-15-002 PDF - Nov 24, 2015
SY-14-012 Word | SY-14-012 PDF - Aug 6, 2015
SY-14-027 Word | SY-14-027 PDF - Jul 30, 2015
SY-14-029 Word | SY-14-029 PDF - May 6, 2015
SY-14-013 Word | SY-14-013 PDF - Mar 18, 2015