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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: Westchester Regional Office

Links Date Released County
SV-23-055 Word | SV-23-055 PDF - Feb 22, 2024 Orange County
SV-23-056 Word | SV-23-056 PDF - Feb 22, 2024 Orange County
SV-23-052 Word | SV-23-052 PDF - Feb 12, 2024 Suffolk County
SV-23-051 Word | SV-23-051 PDF - Feb 2, 2024 Suffolk County
SV-23-043 Word | SV-23-043 PDF - Jan 17, 2024 Suffolk County
SV-23-045 Word | SV-23-045 PDF - Jan 9, 2024 Orange County
SV-23-047 Word | SV-23-047 PDF - Jan 9, 2024 Westchester County
SV-23-054 Word | SV-23-054 PDF - Jan 5, 2024 Orange County
SV-23-040 Word | SV-23-040 PDF - Jan 2, 2024 Ulster County
SV-23-046 Word | SV-23-046 PDF - Jan 2, 2024 Suffolk County
SV-23-037 Word | SV-23-037 PDF - Dec 29, 2023 Westchester County
SV-23-050 Word | SV-23-050 PDF - Dec 29, 2023 Orange County
SV-23-038 Word | SV-23-038 PDF - Dec 22, 2023 Orange County
SV-23-039 Word | SV-23-039 PDF - Dec 22, 2023 Orange County
SV-23-053 Word | SV-23-053 PDF - Dec 22, 2023 Westchester County
SV-23-034 Word | SV-23-034 PDF - Dec 21, 2023 Westchester County
SV-23-036 Word | SV-23-036 PDF - Dec 15, 2023 Nassau County
SV-23-035 Word | SV-23-035 PDF - Dec 11, 2023 Westchester County
SV-23-048 Word | SV-23-048 PDF - Dec 11, 2023 Suffolk County
SV-23-029 Word | SV-23-029 PDF - Dec 8, 2023 Suffolk County
SV-23-030 Word | SV-23-030 PDF - Dec 8, 2023 Dutchess County
SV-23-032 Word | SV-23-032 PDF - Dec 6, 2023 Orange County
SV-23-031 Word | SV-23-031 PDF - Nov 30, 2023 Westchester County
SV-23-027 Word | SV-23-027 PDF - Nov 20, 2023 Westchester County
SV-23-025 Word | SV-23-025 PDF - Oct 31, 2023 Nassau County
SV-23-026 Word | SV-23-026 PDF - Oct 31, 2023 Westchester County
SV-23-022 Word | SV-23-022 PDF - Oct 20, 2023 Nassau County
SV-23-020 Word | SV-23-020 PDF - Oct 13, 2023 Suffolk County
SV-23-016 Word | SV-23-016 PDF - Sep 26, 2023 Orange County
SV-23-021 Word | SV-23-021 PDF - Sep 26, 2023 Sullivan County
SV-23-019 Word | SV-23-019 PDF - Aug 18, 2023 Rockland County
SV-23-015 Word | SV-23-015 PDF - Aug 17, 2023 Suffolk County
SV-23-013 Word | SV-23-013 PDF - Aug 16, 2023 Suffolk County
SV-23-014 Word | SV-23-014 PDF - Aug 16, 2023 Orange County
SV-23-006 Word | SV-23-006 PDF - Aug 10, 2023 Suffolk County
SV-23-010 Word | SV-23-010 PDF - Aug 8, 2023 Nassau County
SV-23-009 Word | SV-23-009 PDF - Aug 3, 2023 Suffolk County
SV-23-007 Word | SV-23-007 PDF - Aug 1, 2023 Ulster County
SV-23-008 Word | SV-23-008 PDF - Jul 18, 2023 Suffolk County
SV-23-005 Word | SV-23-005 PDF - Jul 17, 2023 Nassau County
SV-23-004 Word | SV-23-004 PDF - Jul 12, 2023 Suffolk County
SV-23-002 Word | SV-23-002 PDF - Jul 10, 2023 Westchester County
SV-23-001 Word | SV-23-001 PDF - Jun 30, 2023 Orange County
SV-23-017 Word | SV-23-017 PDF - Jun 29, 2023 Orange County
SV-23-003 Word | SV-23-003 PDF - Jun 23, 2023 Suffolk County
SV-22-050 Word | SV-22-050 PDF - Jun 15, 2023 Suffolk County
SV-22-048 Word | SV-22-048 PDF - Jun 12, 2023 Westchester County
SV-22-049 Word | SV-22-049 PDF - Jun 8, 2023 Nassau County
SV-22-046 Word | SV-22-046 PDF - Jun 2, 2023 Nassau County