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 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: New York County

Links Date Released
NY-21-069 Word | NY-21-069 PDF - Dec 6, 2021
NY-21-067 Word | NY-21-067 PDF - Nov 29, 2021
NY-21-053 Word | NY-21-053 PDF - Nov 5, 2021
NY-21-052 Word | NY-21-052 PDF - Nov 5, 2021
NY-21-054 Word | NY-21-054 PDF - Oct 12, 2021
NY-21-036 Word | NY-21-036 PDF - Sep 29, 2021
NY-21-033 Word | NY-21-033 PDF - Sep 20, 2021
NY-21-022 Word | NY-21-022 PDF - Sep 4, 2021
NY-21-016 Word | NY-21-016 PDF - Aug 11, 2021
NY-21-019 Word | NY-21-019 PDF - Aug 6, 2021
NY-21-008 Word | NY-21-008 PDF - Jul 21, 2021
NY-21-005 Word | NY-21-005 PDF - Jul 15, 2021
NY-21-002 Word | NY-21-002 PDF - Jul 12, 2021
NY-20-107 Word | NY-20-107 PDF - May 28, 2021
NY-20-105 Word | NY-20-105 PDF - Apr 12, 2021
NY-20-095 Word | NY-20-095 PDF - Apr 3, 2021
NY-20-084 Word | NY-20-084 PDF - Mar 14, 2021
NY-20-085 Word | NY-20-085 PDF - Mar 9, 2021
NY-20-073 Word | NY-20-073 PDF - Feb 3, 2021