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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: NYC Regional Office

Links Date Released County
NY-19-079 Word | NY-19-079 PDF - Dec 30, 2019 Kings County
NY-19-081 Word | NY-19-081 PDF - Dec 27, 2019 Kings County
NY-19-080 Word | NY-19-080 PDF - Dec 27, 2019 Kings County
NY-19-076 Word | NY-19-076 PDF - Dec 24, 2019 New York County
NY-19-078 Word | NY-19-078 PDF - Dec 24, 2019 New York County
NY-19-103 Word | NY-19-103 PDF - Dec 20, 2019 Kings County
NY-19-074 Word | NY-19-074 PDF - Dec 20, 2019 Richmond County
NY-19-073 Word | NY-19-073 PDF - Dec 20, 2019 Richmond County
NY-19-071 Word | NY-19-071 PDF - Dec 18, 2019 New York County
NY-19-075 Word | NY-19-075 PDF - Dec 17, 2019 Kings County
NY-19-077 Word | NY-19-077 PDF - Dec 16, 2019 Queens County
NY-19-068 Word | NY-19-068 PDF - Dec 13, 2019 Kings County
NY-19-092 Word | NY-19-092 PDF - Dec 11, 2019 Bronx County
NY-19-069 Word | NY-19-069 PDF - Dec 11, 2019 New York County
NY-19-065 Word | NY-19-065 PDF - Dec 6, 2019 Kings County
NY-19-064 Word | NY-19-064 PDF - Dec 3, 2019 Kings County
NY-19-072 Word | NY-19-072 PDF - Dec 2, 2019 Bronx County
NY-19-061 Word | NY-19-061 PDF - Nov 29, 2019 Queens County
NY-19-060 Word | NY-19-060 PDF - Nov 25, 2019 Bronx County
NY-19-058 Word | NY-19-058 PDF - Nov 21, 2019 Kings County
NY-19-062 Word | NY-19-062 PDF - Nov 19, 2019 Kings County
NY-19-066 Word | NY-19-066 PDF - Nov 15, 2019 Bronx County
NY-19-053 Word | NY-19-053 PDF - Nov 12, 2019 New York County
NY-19-054 Word | NY-19-054 PDF - Nov 12, 2019 Kings County
NY-19-052 Word | NY-19-052 PDF - Nov 7, 2019 New York County
NY-19-051 Word | NY-19-051 PDF - Nov 7, 2019 New York County
NY-19-056 Word | NY-19-056 PDF - Nov 7, 2019 Kings County
NY-19-050 Word | NY-19-050 PDF - Nov 6, 2019 New York County
NY-19-084 Word | NY-19-084 PDF - Nov 6, 2019 Kings County
NY-19-048 Word | NY-19-048 PDF - Nov 4, 2019 New York County
NY-19-067 Word | NY-19-067 PDF - Nov 4, 2019 Bronx County
NY-19-046 Word | NY-19-046 PDF - Nov 4, 2019 Bronx County
NY-19-047 Word | NY-19-047 PDF - Nov 4, 2019 Office of Special Investigations
NY-19-044 Word | NY-19-044 PDF - Nov 4, 2019 Queens County
NY-19-063 Word | NY-19-063 PDF - Nov 1, 2019 Bronx County
NY-19-059 Word | NY-19-059 PDF - Oct 31, 2019 Bronx County
NY-19-042 Word | NY-19-042 PDF - Oct 31, 2019 Kings County
NY-19-057 Word | NY-19-057 PDF - Oct 25, 2019 New York County
NY-19-038 Word | NY-19-038 PDF - Oct 24, 2019 Kings County
NY-19-039 Word | NY-19-039 PDF - Oct 23, 2019 Kings County
NY-19-036 Word | NY-19-036 PDF - Oct 16, 2019 New York County
NY-19-041 Word | NY-19-041 PDF - Oct 11, 2019 Queens County
NY-19-043 Word | NY-19-043 PDF - Oct 10, 2019 Richmond County
NY-19-037 Word | NY-19-037 PDF - Oct 9, 2019 New York County
NY-19-045 Word | NY-19-045 PDF - Oct 4, 2019 Kings County
NY-19-040 Word | NY-19-040 PDF - Oct 4, 2019 New York County
NY-19-035 Word | NY-19-035 PDF - Oct 4, 2019 Bronx County
NY-19-049 Word | NY-19-049 PDF - Oct 4, 2019 New York County
NY-19-031 Word | NY-19-031 PDF - Oct 3, 2019 Bronx County