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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: Westchester Regional Office

Links Date Released County
SV-20-030 Word | SV-20-030 PDF - Dec 31, 2020 Sullivan County
SV-20-031 Word | SV-20-031 PDF - Dec 14, 2020 Nassau County
SV-20-028 Word | SV-20-028 PDF - Nov 24, 2020 Westchester County
SV-20-025 Word | SV-20-025 PDF - Nov 23, 2020 Nassau County
SV-20-029 Word | SV-20-029 PDF - Nov 10, 2020 Suffolk County
SV-20-022 Word | SV-20-022 PDF - Nov 10, 2020 Westchester County
SV-20-021 Word | SV-20-021 PDF - Nov 10, 2020 Orange County
SV-20-019 Word | SV-20-019 PDF - Nov 10, 2020 Orange County
SV-20-017 Word | SV-20-017 PDF - Nov 10, 2020 Westchester County
SV-20-027 Word | SV-20-027 PDF - Oct 19, 2020 Dutchess County
SV-20-026 Word | SV-20-026 PDF - Oct 19, 2020 Orange County
SV-20-024 Word | SV-20-024 PDF - Oct 19, 2020 Orange County
SV-20-023 Word | SV-20-023 PDF - Oct 19, 2020 Suffolk County
SV-20-020 Word | SV-20-020 PDF - Oct 19, 2020 Suffolk County
SV-20-016 Word | SV-20-016 PDF - Sep 30, 2020 Westchester County
SV-20-014 Word | SV-20-014 PDF - Sep 21, 2020 Rockland County
SV-20-015 Word | SV-20-015 PDF - Sep 11, 2020 Nassau County
SV-20-018 Word | SV-20-018 PDF - Sep 3, 2020 Suffolk County
SV-20-013 Word | SV-20-013 PDF - Jul 28, 2020 Ulster County
SV-20-007 Word | SV-20-007 PDF - Jul 27, 2020 Westchester County
SV-20-012 Word | SV-20-012 PDF - Jul 27, 2020 Rockland County
SV-20-011 Word | SV-20-011 PDF - Jul 21, 2020 Suffolk County
SV-20-005 Word | SV-20-005 PDF - Jul 9, 2020 Nassau County
SV-20-008 Word | SV-20-008 PDF - Jun 8, 2020 Rockland County
SV-20-001 Word | SV-20-001 PDF - Jun 3, 2020 Orange County
SV-20-006 Word | SV-20-006 PDF - May 29, 2020 Nassau County
SV-20-004 Word | SV-20-004 PDF - May 29, 2020 Rockland County
SV-20-003 Word | SV-20-003 PDF - May 29, 2020 Westchester County
SV-19-060 Word | SV-19-060 PDF - May 18, 2020 Suffolk County
SV-19-059 Word | SV-19-059 PDF - May 14, 2020 Orange County
SV-20-009 Word | SV-20-009 PDF - May 7, 2020 Dutchess County
SV-19-061 Word | SV-19-061 PDF - Apr 24, 2020 Suffolk County
SV-19-052 Word | SV-19-052 PDF - Apr 3, 2020 Westchester County
SV-19-051 Word | SV-19-051 PDF - Mar 25, 2020 Dutchess County
SV-19-056 Word | SV-19-056 PDF - Mar 24, 2020 Suffolk County
SV-19-057 Word | SV-19-057 PDF - Mar 24, 2020 Orange County
SV-20-010 Word | SV-20-010 PDF - Mar 24, 2020 Sullivan County
SV-19-054 Word | SV-19-054 PDF - Mar 16, 2020 Orange County
SV-19-049 Word | SV-19-049 PDF - Mar 16, 2020 Suffolk County
SV-19-048 Word | SV-19-048 PDF - Mar 5, 2020 Westchester County
SV-19-055 Word | SV-19-055 PDF - Feb 21, 2020 Orange County
SV-19-058 Word | SV-19-058 PDF - Feb 14, 2020 Rockland County
SV-19-050 Word | SV-19-050 PDF - Feb 11, 2020 Suffolk County
SV-19-044 Word | SV-19-044 PDF - Feb 5, 2020 Suffolk County
SV-19-045 Word | SV-19-045 PDF - Jan 28, 2020 Westchester County
SV-19-046 Word | SV-19-046 PDF - Jan 27, 2020 Suffolk County
SV-19-047 Word | SV-19-047 PDF - Jan 23, 2020 Nassau County
SV-19-042 Word | SV-19-042 PDF - Jan 14, 2020 Westchester County
SV-19-043 Word | SV-19-043 PDF - Jan 7, 2020 Westchester County