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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: Syracuse Regional Office

Links Date Released County
SY-22-037 Word | SY-22-037 PDF - Dec 28, 2022 Lewis County
SY-22-034 Word | SY-22-034 PDF - Dec 19, 2022 Tioga County
SY-22-033 Word | SY-22-033 PDF - Dec 12, 2022 Herkimer County
SY-22-030 Word | SY-22-030 PDF - Dec 2, 2022 Saint Lawrence County
SY-22-032 Word | SY-22-032 PDF - Nov 28, 2022 Onondaga County
SY-22-027 Word | SY-22-027 PDF - Nov 21, 2022 Oneida County
SY-22-026 Word | SY-22-026 PDF - Nov 17, 2022 Oswego County
SY-22-028 Word | SY-22-028 PDF - Nov 16, 2022 Herkimer County
SY-22-023 Word | SY-22-023 PDF - Nov 1, 2022 Broome County
SY-22-022 Word | SY-22-022 PDF - Oct 31, 2022 Broome County
SY-22-020 Word | SY-22-020 PDF - Oct 17, 2022 Onondaga County
SY-22-019 Word | SY-22-019 PDF - Oct 14, 2022 Oswego County
SY-22-017 Word | SY-22-017 PDF - Sep 23, 2022 Saint Lawrence County
SY-22-015 Word | SY-22-015 PDF - Sep 20, 2022 Oswego County
SY-22-018 Word | SY-22-018 PDF - Sep 12, 2022 Jefferson County
SY-22-013 Word | SY-22-013 PDF - Aug 19, 2022 Oneida County
SY-22-021 Word | SY-22-021 PDF - Aug 17, 2022 Oswego County
SY-22-012 Word | SY-22-012 PDF - Aug 4, 2022 Saint Lawrence County
SY-22-006 Word | SY-22-006 PDF - Aug 2, 2022 Madison County
SY-22-008 Word | SY-22-008 PDF - Jul 25, 2022 Onondaga County
SY-22-007 Word | SY-22-007 PDF - Jul 19, 2022 Jefferson County
SY-22-004 Word | SY-22-004 PDF - Jul 12, 2022 Onondaga County
SY-22-003 Word | SY-22-003 PDF - Jul 6, 2022 Broome County
SY-22-011 Word | SY-22-011 PDF - Jun 16, 2022 Madison County
SY-21-053 Word | SY-21-053 PDF - Jun 10, 2022 Oswego County
SY-22-009 Word | SY-22-009 PDF - Jun 10, 2022 Madison County
SY-22-002 Word | SY-22-002 PDF - May 31, 2022 Tompkins County
SY-21-052 Word | SY-21-052 PDF - May 26, 2022 Oneida County
SY-21-051 Word | SY-21-051 PDF - Apr 28, 2022 Broome County
SY-21-047 Word | SY-21-047 PDF - Mar 25, 2022 Onondaga County
SY-21-050 Word | SY-21-050 PDF - Mar 25, 2022 Tompkins County
SY-22-001 Word | SY-22-001 PDF - Mar 14, 2022 Cortland County
SY-21-045 Word | SY-21-045 PDF - Mar 1, 2022 Lewis County
SY-21-044 Word | SY-21-044 PDF - Feb 22, 2022 Onondaga County
SY-21-043 Word | SY-21-043 PDF - Feb 7, 2022 Chenango County
SY-21-042 Word | SY-21-042 PDF - Jan 28, 2022 Oswego County
SY-21-038 Word | SY-21-038 PDF - Jan 13, 2022 Saint Regis Mohawk Tribe County
SY-21-035 Word | SY-21-035 PDF - Jan 10, 2022 Oneida County
SY-21-041 Word | SY-21-041 PDF - Jan 6, 2022 Cayuga County
SY-21-032 Word | SY-21-032 PDF - Jan 3, 2022 Cortland County