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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 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: Albany Regional Office

Links Date Released County
AL-24-003 Word | AL-24-003 PDF - Jun 10, 2024 Schenectady County
AL-24-004 Word | AL-24-004 PDF - Jun 3, 2024 Albany County
AL-23-022 Word | AL-23-022 PDF - Apr 29, 2024 Schenectady County
AL-23-020 Word | AL-23-020 PDF - Apr 15, 2024 Albany County
AL-23-021 Word | AL-23-021 PDF - Apr 9, 2024 Albany County
AL-23-019 Word | AL-23-019 PDF - Mar 26, 2024 Rensselaer County
AL-23-018 Word | AL-23-018 PDF - Feb 22, 2024 Schenectady County
AL-23-016 Word | AL-23-016 PDF - Jan 5, 2024 Columbia County
AL-23-014 Word | AL-23-014 PDF - Dec 20, 2023 Albany County
AL-23-013 Word | AL-23-013 PDF - Dec 11, 2023 Rensselaer County
AL-23-011 Word | AL-23-011 PDF - Nov 21, 2023 Warren County
AL-23-012 Word | AL-23-012 PDF - Nov 21, 2023 Rensselaer County
AL-23-009 Word | AL-23-009 PDF - Sep 28, 2023 Montgomery County
AL-23-010 Word | AL-23-010 PDF - Aug 18, 2023 Fulton County
AL-23-008 Word | AL-23-008 PDF - Aug 4, 2023 Clinton County
AL-23-007 Word | AL-23-007 PDF - Aug 1, 2023 Albany County
AL-23-006 Word | AL-23-006 PDF - Jul 24, 2023 Montgomery County
AL-23-004 Word | AL-23-004 PDF - Jul 6, 2023 Clinton County
AL-23-001 Word | AL-23-001 PDF - Jun 15, 2023 Washington County
AL-22-034 Word | AL-22-034 PDF - May 11, 2023 Fulton County
AL-22-035 Word | AL-22-035 PDF - May 4, 2023 Greene County
AL-22-033 Word | AL-22-033 PDF - Apr 26, 2023 Fulton County
AL-22-028 Word | AL-22-028 PDF - Mar 27, 2023 Otsego County
AL-22-027 Word | AL-22-027 PDF - Mar 24, 2023 Otsego County
AL-22-024 Word | AL-22-024 PDF - Mar 1, 2023 Rensselaer County
AL-22-026 Word | AL-22-026 PDF - Mar 1, 2023 Fulton County
AL-22-025 Word | AL-22-025 PDF - Feb 13, 2023 Albany County
AL-22-020 Word | AL-22-020 PDF - Jan 18, 2023 Montgomery County
AL-22-019 Word | AL-22-019 PDF - Nov 2, 2022 Washington County
AL-22-018 Word | AL-22-018 PDF - Nov 2, 2022 Saratoga County
AL-22-016 Word | AL-22-016 PDF - Oct 28, 2022 Saratoga County
AL-22-017 Word | AL-22-017 PDF - Oct 17, 2022 Schenectady County
AL-22-015 Word | AL-22-015 PDF - Sep 26, 2022 Albany County
AL-22-014 Word | AL-22-014 PDF - Sep 23, 2022 Albany County
AL-22-013 Word | AL-22-013 PDF - Sep 12, 2022 Albany County
AL-22-012 Word | AL-22-012 PDF - Sep 2, 2022 Montgomery County
AL-22-009 Word | AL-22-009 PDF - Aug 29, 2022 Rensselaer County
AL-22-010 Word | AL-22-010 PDF - Aug 29, 2022 Saratoga County
AL-22-005 Word | AL-22-005 PDF - Aug 8, 2022 Schenectady County
AL-22-006 Word | AL-22-006 PDF - Jul 29, 2022 Albany County
AL-22-007 Word | AL-22-007 PDF - Jul 25, 2022 Fulton County
AL-22-004 Word | AL-22-004 PDF - Jul 21, 2022 Saratoga County
AL-22-002 Word | AL-22-002 PDF - Jun 23, 2022 Schenectady County
AL-21-036 Word | AL-21-036 PDF - Jun 2, 2022 Albany County
AL-21-035 Word | AL-21-035 PDF - Jun 2, 2022 Montgomery County
AL-21-030 Word | AL-21-030 PDF - May 9, 2022 Schenectady County
AL-21-027 Word | AL-21-027 PDF - Apr 18, 2022 Rensselaer County
AL-21-029 Word | AL-21-029 PDF - Apr 7, 2022 Rensselaer County
AL-21-028 Word | AL-21-028 PDF - Apr 7, 2022 Schenectady County