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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-23-068 Word | NY-23-068 PDF - Dec 22, 2023 Queens County
NY-23-072 Word | NY-23-072 PDF - Dec 22, 2023 Queens County
NY-23-067 Word | NY-23-067 PDF - Dec 21, 2023 Richmond County
NY-23-076 Word | NY-23-076 PDF - Dec 11, 2023 Queens County
NY-23-071 Word | NY-23-071 PDF - Dec 8, 2023 Kings County
NY-23-069 Word | NY-23-069 PDF - Dec 6, 2023 Kings County
NY-23-070 Word | NY-23-070 PDF - Dec 6, 2023 Queens County
NY-23-065 Word | NY-23-065 PDF - Dec 1, 2023 Kings County
NY-23-064 Word | NY-23-064 PDF - Nov 30, 2023 New York County
NY-23-066 Word | NY-23-066 PDF - Nov 30, 2023 New York County
NY-23-059 Word | NY-23-059 PDF - Nov 27, 2023 Bronx County
NY-23-051 Word | NY-23-051 PDF - Nov 13, 2023 Queens County
NY-23-055 Word | NY-23-055 PDF - Nov 13, 2023 Bronx County
NY-23-049 Word | NY-23-049 PDF - Nov 3, 2023 New York County
NY-23-045 Word | NY-23-045 PDF - Nov 2, 2023 Kings County
NY-23-046 Word | NY-23-046 PDF - Nov 2, 2023 Kings County
NY-23-060 Word | NY-23-060 PDF - Nov 2, 2023 Queens County
NY-23-048 Word | NY-23-048 PDF - Oct 24, 2023 Queens County
NY-23-047 Word | NY-23-047 PDF - Oct 17, 2023 New York County
NY-23-056 Word | NY-23-056 PDF - Oct 17, 2023 Office of Special Investigations
NY-23-044 Word | NY-23-044 PDF - Oct 13, 2023 Bronx County
NY-23-043 Word | NY-23-043 PDF - Oct 10, 2023 New York County
NY-23-039 Word | NY-23-039 PDF - Oct 3, 2023 New York County
NY-23-057 Word | NY-23-057 PDF - Oct 3, 2023 New York County
NY-23-054 Word | NY-23-054 PDF - Sep 28, 2023 Bronx County
NY-23-037 Word | NY-23-037 PDF - Sep 18, 2023 Kings County
NY-23-036 Word | NY-23-036 PDF - Sep 13, 2023 New York County
NY-23-062 Word | NY-23-062 PDF - Sep 13, 2023 New York County
NY-23-035 Word | NY-23-035 PDF - Aug 29, 2023 Queens County
NY-23-030 Word | NY-23-030 PDF - Aug 25, 2023 Richmond County
NY-23-032 Word | NY-23-032 PDF - Aug 17, 2023 Office of Special Investigations
NY-23-026 Word | NY-23-026 PDF - Aug 15, 2023 Kings County
NY-23-033 Word | NY-23-033 PDF - Aug 11, 2023 Kings County
NY-23-052 Word | NY-23-052 PDF - Aug 11, 2023 New York County
NY-23-028 Word | NY-23-028 PDF - Aug 10, 2023 Queens County
NY-23-040 Word | NY-23-040 PDF - Aug 10, 2023 New York County
NY-23-018 Word | NY-23-018 PDF - Aug 8, 2023 New York County
NY-23-027 Word | NY-23-027 PDF - Aug 8, 2023 New York County
NY-23-023 Word | NY-23-023 PDF - Aug 4, 2023 Kings County
NY-23-020 Word | NY-23-020 PDF - Aug 3, 2023 Bronx County
NY-23-022 Word | NY-23-022 PDF - Aug 3, 2023 Kings County
NY-23-021 Word | NY-23-021 PDF - Aug 1, 2023 Kings County
NY-23-038 Word | NY-23-038 PDF - Jul 31, 2023 Bronx County
NY-23-019 Word | NY-23-019 PDF - Jul 24, 2023 Richmond County
NY-23-015 Word | NY-23-015 PDF - Jul 18, 2023 Kings County
NY-23-017 Word | NY-23-017 PDF - Jul 18, 2023 New York County
NY-23-029 Word | NY-23-029 PDF - Jul 18, 2023 Kings County
NY-23-014 Word | NY-23-014 PDF - Jul 17, 2023 Bronx County
NY-23-012 Word | NY-23-012 PDF - Jul 12, 2023 New York County