Child Fatality Reports: Albany Regional Office

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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-21-017 Word | AL-21-017 PDF - Dec 31, 2021 Otsego County
AL-21-016 Word | AL-21-016 PDF - Dec 20, 2021 Albany County
AL-21-014 Word | AL-21-014 PDF - Dec 14, 2021 Warren County
AL-21-013 Word | AL-21-013 PDF - Nov 3, 2021 Columbia County
AL-21-012 Word | AL-21-012 PDF - Oct 18, 2021 Schenectady County
AL-21-011 Word | AL-21-011 PDF - Oct 15, 2021 Rensselaer County
AL-21-009 Word | AL-21-009 PDF - Sep 21, 2021 Rensselaer County
AL-21-008 Word | AL-21-008 PDF - Sep 7, 2021 Columbia County
AL-21-007 Word | AL-21-007 PDF - Sep 7, 2021 Columbia County
AL-21-006 Word | AL-21-006 PDF - Sep 1, 2021 Fulton County
AL-21-005 Word | AL-21-005 PDF - Jul 26, 2021 Washington County
AL-21-004 Word | AL-21-004 PDF - Jul 19, 2021 Schoharie County
AL-21-002 Word | AL-21-002 PDF - Jul 6, 2021 Washington County
AL-21-003 Word | AL-21-003 PDF - Jun 30, 2021 Warren County
AL-20-038 Word | AL-20-038 PDF - May 24, 2021 Delaware County
AL-20-040 Word | AL-20-040 PDF - May 24, 2021 Albany County
AL-20-036 Word | AL-20-036 PDF - May 3, 2021 Clinton County
AL-20-037 Word | AL-20-037 PDF - May 3, 2021 Warren County
AL-20-035 Word | AL-20-035 PDF - Apr 26, 2021 Albany County
AL-20-034 Word | AL-20-034 PDF - Apr 8, 2021 Franklin County
AL-20-032 Word | AL-20-032 PDF - Mar 30, 2021 Montgomery County
AL-20-033 Word | AL-20-033 PDF - Mar 15, 2021 Delaware County
AL-20-030 Word | AL-20-030 PDF - Mar 4, 2021 Albany County
AL-20-031 Word | AL-20-031 PDF - Feb 25, 2021 Montgomery County
AL-20-029 Word | AL-20-029 PDF - Feb 25, 2021 Albany County
AL-20-028 Word | AL-20-028 PDF - Feb 22, 2021 Essex County
AL-20-026 Word | AL-20-026 PDF - Feb 18, 2021 Clinton County
AL-20-027 Word | AL-20-027 PDF - Feb 17, 2021 Saratoga County
AL-20-025 Word | AL-20-025 PDF - Feb 11, 2021 Albany County
AL-20-023 Word | AL-20-023 PDF - Feb 8, 2021 Franklin County
AL-20-024 Word | AL-20-024 PDF - Feb 8, 2021 Montgomery County
AL-20-022 Word | AL-20-022 PDF - Feb 1, 2021 Clinton County
AL-20-021 Word | AL-20-021 PDF - Jan 27, 2021 Schenectady County
AL-20-020 Word | AL-20-020 PDF - Jan 27, 2021 Fulton County
AL-20-018 Word | AL-20-018 PDF - Jan 7, 2021 Montgomery County