Child Fatality Reports: New York County

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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: New York County

Links Date Released
NY-23-105 Word | NY-23-105 PDF - Mar 29, 2024
NY-23-111 Word | NY-23-111 PDF - Mar 29, 2024
NY-23-096 Word | NY-23-096 PDF - Mar 18, 2024
NY-23-095 Word | NY-23-095 PDF - Mar 12, 2024
NY-23-087 Word | NY-23-087 PDF - Mar 4, 2024
NY-23-104 Word | NY-23-104 PDF - Mar 4, 2024
NY-23-098 Word | NY-23-098 PDF - Feb 12, 2024
NY-23-082 Word | NY-23-082 PDF - Jan 22, 2024
NY-23-083 Word | NY-23-083 PDF - Jan 22, 2024
NY-23-064 Word | NY-23-064 PDF - Nov 30, 2023
NY-23-066 Word | NY-23-066 PDF - Nov 30, 2023
NY-23-049 Word | NY-23-049 PDF - Nov 3, 2023
NY-23-047 Word | NY-23-047 PDF - Oct 17, 2023
NY-23-043 Word | NY-23-043 PDF - Oct 10, 2023
NY-23-039 Word | NY-23-039 PDF - Oct 3, 2023
NY-23-057 Word | NY-23-057 PDF - Oct 3, 2023
NY-23-036 Word | NY-23-036 PDF - Sep 13, 2023
NY-23-062 Word | NY-23-062 PDF - Sep 13, 2023
NY-23-052 Word | NY-23-052 PDF - Aug 11, 2023
NY-23-040 Word | NY-23-040 PDF - Aug 10, 2023
NY-23-018 Word | NY-23-018 PDF - Aug 8, 2023
NY-23-027 Word | NY-23-027 PDF - Aug 8, 2023
NY-23-017 Word | NY-23-017 PDF - Jul 18, 2023
NY-23-012 Word | NY-23-012 PDF - Jul 12, 2023
NY-23-013 Word | NY-23-013 PDF - Jun 27, 2023
NY-23-002 Word | NY-23-002 PDF - Jun 21, 2023
NY-23-001 Word | NY-23-001 PDF - Jun 12, 2023
NY-22-112 Word | NY-22-112 PDF - Jun 2, 2023
NY-22-109 Word | NY-22-109 PDF - May 16, 2023
NY-22-088 Word | NY-22-088 PDF - Mar 31, 2023
NY-22-079 Word | NY-22-079 PDF - Mar 27, 2023
NY-22-085 Word | NY-22-085 PDF - Mar 24, 2023
NY-22-089 Word | NY-22-089 PDF - Jan 26, 2023
NY-22-067 Word | NY-22-067 PDF - Jan 24, 2023
NY-22-058 Word | NY-22-058 PDF - Jan 23, 2023
NY-22-081 Word | NY-22-081 PDF - Jan 20, 2023
NY-22-053 Word | NY-22-053 PDF - Dec 20, 2022
NY-22-051 Word | NY-22-051 PDF - Dec 20, 2022
NY-22-049 Word | NY-22-049 PDF - Dec 20, 2022
NY-22-041 Word | NY-22-041 PDF - Nov 28, 2022
NY-22-048 Word | NY-22-048 PDF - Nov 28, 2022
NY-22-026 Word | NY-22-026 PDF - Oct 6, 2022
NY-22-029 Word | NY-22-029 PDF - Sep 26, 2022
NY-22-017 Word | NY-22-017 PDF - Aug 15, 2022
NY-22-004 Word | NY-22-004 PDF - Jul 5, 2022
NY-21-136 Word | NY-21-136 PDF - Jun 14, 2022
NY-21-117 Word | NY-21-117 PDF - May 10, 2022
NY-21-109 Word | NY-21-109 PDF - Apr 8, 2022
NY-21-108 Word | NY-21-108 PDF - Mar 30, 2022