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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: NYC Regional Office

Links Date Released County
NY-15-056 Word | NY-15-056 PDF - Dec 31, 2015 New York County
NY-15-064 Word | NY-15-064 PDF - Dec 28, 2015 Kings County
NY-15-034 Word | NY-15-034 PDF - Dec 28, 2015 Kings County
NY-15-054 Word | NY-15-054 PDF - Dec 22, 2015 Bronx County
NY-15-055 Word | NY-15-055 PDF - Dec 22, 2015 Queens County
NY-15-057 Word | NY-15-057 PDF - Dec 22, 2015 Kings County
NY-15-045 Word | NY-15-045 PDF - Dec 22, 2015 Bronx County
NY-15-043 Word | NY-15-043 PDF - Dec 22, 2015 Queens County
NY-15-049 Word | NY-15-049 PDF - Dec 18, 2015 Queens County
NY-15-046 Word | NY-15-046 PDF - Dec 17, 2015 Bronx County
NY-15-038 Word | NY-15-038 PDF - Dec 16, 2015 Kings County
NY-15-036 Word | NY-15-036 PDF - Dec 16, 2015 Office of Special Investigations
NY-15-050 Word | NY-15-050 PDF - Dec 16, 2015 Kings County
NY-15-048 Word | NY-15-048 PDF - Dec 16, 2015 Richmond County
NY-15-040 Word | NY-15-040 PDF - Dec 16, 2015 Kings County
NY-15-052 Word | NY-15-052 PDF - Dec 16, 2015 Queens County
NY-15-044 Word | NY-15-044 PDF - Dec 16, 2015 Kings County
NY-15-047 Word | NY-15-047 PDF - Dec 8, 2015 Kings County
NY-15-028 Word | NY-15-028 PDF - Nov 13, 2015 Kings County
NY-15-042 Word | NY-15-042 PDF - Nov 10, 2015 Bronx County
NY-15-051 Word | NY-15-051 PDF - Nov 9, 2015 New York County
NY-15-029 Word | NY-15-029 PDF - Oct 27, 2015 Queens County
NY-15-041 Word | NY-15-041 PDF - Oct 20, 2015 New York County
NY-15-073 Word | NY-15-073 PDF - Oct 19, 2015 Queens County
NY-15-016 Word | NY-15-016 PDF - Oct 19, 2015 Richmond County
NY-15-026 Word | NY-15-026 PDF - Oct 7, 2015 Bronx County
NY-15-022 Word | NY-15-022 PDF - Sep 21, 2015 New York County
NY-15-015 Word | NY-15-015 PDF - Sep 21, 2015 Kings County
NY-15-021 Word | NY-15-021 PDF - Sep 15, 2015 Queens County
NY-15-024 Word | NY-15-024 PDF - Sep 14, 2015 New York County
NY-15-020 Word | NY-15-020 PDF - Aug 31, 2015 Bronx County
NY-15-018 Word | NY-15-018 PDF - Aug 25, 2015 Kings County
NY-15-017 Word | NY-15-017 PDF - Aug 24, 2015 Bronx County
NY-15-014 Word | NY-15-014 PDF - Aug 7, 2015 Queens County
NY-15-012 Word | NY-15-012 PDF - Aug 3, 2015 Queens County
NY-15-013 Word | NY-15-013 PDF - Jul 31, 2015 Kings County
NY-15-009 Word | NY-15-009 PDF - Jul 27, 2015 Kings County
NY-15-008 Word | NY-15-008 PDF - Jul 24, 2015 Queens County
NY-15-011 Word | NY-15-011 PDF - Jul 23, 2015 Queens County
NY-15-037 Word | NY-15-037 PDF - Jul 17, 2015 Kings County
NY-15-004 Word | NY-15-004 PDF - Jul 15, 2015 Bronx County
NY-15-001 Word | NY-15-001 PDF - Jun 29, 2015 Albany County
NY-15-003 Word | NY-15-003 PDF - Jun 16, 2015 Bronx County
NY-14-141 Word | NY-14-141 PDF - Jun 16, 2015 New York County
NY-15-005 Word | NY-15-005 PDF - Jun 12, 2015 Bronx County
NY-14-136 Word | NY-14-136 PDF - Jun 12, 2015 Bronx County
NY-14-139 Word | NY-14-139 PDF - Jun 8, 2015 Queens County
NY-15-033 Word | NY-15-033 PDF - Jun 8, 2015 New York County
NY-14-133 Word | NY-14-133 PDF - Jun 8, 2015 Bronx County