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-16-075 Word | NY-16-075 PDF - Dec 30, 2016
NY-16-076 Word | NY-16-076 PDF - Dec 29, 2016
NY-16-070 Word | NY-16-070 PDF - Dec 27, 2016
NY-16-047 Word | NY-16-047 PDF - Dec 16, 2016
NY-16-103 Word | NY-16-103 PDF - Dec 13, 2016
NY-16-062 Word | NY-16-062 PDF - Dec 9, 2016
NY-16-056 Word | NY-16-056 PDF - Dec 9, 2016
NY-16-044 Word | NY-16-044 PDF - Nov 28, 2016
NY-16-032 Word | NY-16-032 PDF - Oct 26, 2016
NY-16-026 Word | NY-16-026 PDF - Sep 19, 2016
NY-16-028 Word | NY-16-028 PDF - Sep 6, 2016
NY-16-021 Word | NY-16-021 PDF - Aug 23, 2016
NY-16-018 Word | NY-16-018 PDF - Aug 11, 2016
NY-16-012 Word | NY-16-012 PDF - Aug 10, 2016
NY-16-010 Word | NY-16-010 PDF - Aug 9, 2016
NY-16-014 Word | NY-16-014 PDF - Aug 8, 2016
NY-16-002 Word | NY-16-002 PDF - Jul 8, 2016
NY-15-094 Word | NY-15-094 PDF - May 11, 2016
NY-15-092 Word | NY-15-092 PDF - Apr 25, 2016
NY-15-088 Word | NY-15-088 PDF - Apr 19, 2016
NY-15-086 Word | NY-15-086 PDF - Mar 25, 2016
NY-15-079 Word | NY-15-079 PDF - Mar 25, 2016