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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 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 : All Regions

Links Date Released Regional Office County
RO-22-013 Word | RO-22-013 PDF - Sep 30, 2022 Rochester Regional Office Monroe County
SV-22-010 Word | SV-22-010 PDF - Sep 26, 2022 Westchester Regional Office Suffolk County
AL-22-015 Word | AL-22-015 PDF - Sep 26, 2022 Albany Regional Office Albany County
NY-22-029 Word | NY-22-029 PDF - Sep 26, 2022 NYC Regional Office New York County
SY-22-017 Word | SY-22-017 PDF - Sep 23, 2022 Syracuse Regional Office Saint Lawrence County
BU-22-006 Word | BU-22-006 PDF - Sep 23, 2022 Buffalo Regional Office Niagara County
AL-22-014 Word | AL-22-014 PDF - Sep 23, 2022 Albany Regional Office Albany County
SY-22-015 Word | SY-22-015 PDF - Sep 20, 2022 Syracuse Regional Office Oswego County
NY-22-025 Word | NY-22-025 PDF - Sep 19, 2022 NYC Regional Office Kings County
RO-22-009 Word | RO-22-009 PDF - Sep 12, 2022 Rochester Regional Office Monroe County
SY-22-018 Word | SY-22-018 PDF - Sep 12, 2022 Syracuse Regional Office Jefferson County
AL-22-013 Word | AL-22-013 PDF - Sep 12, 2022 Albany Regional Office Albany County
NY-22-023 Word | NY-22-023 PDF - Sep 9, 2022 NYC Regional Office Bronx County
SV-22-007 Word | SV-22-007 PDF - Sep 9, 2022 Westchester Regional Office Westchester County
NY-22-024 Word | NY-22-024 PDF - Sep 7, 2022 NYC Regional Office Bronx County
BU-22-007 Word | BU-22-007 PDF - Sep 2, 2022 Buffalo Regional Office Erie County
AL-22-012 Word | AL-22-012 PDF - Sep 2, 2022 Albany Regional Office Montgomery County
NY-22-021 Word | NY-22-021 PDF - Aug 29, 2022 NYC Regional Office Queens County
AL-22-009 Word | AL-22-009 PDF - Aug 29, 2022 Albany Regional Office Rensselaer County
SV-22-006 Word | SV-22-006 PDF - Aug 29, 2022 Westchester Regional Office Westchester County
NY-22-019 Word | NY-22-019 PDF - Aug 29, 2022 NYC Regional Office Queens County
NY-22-018 Word | NY-22-018 PDF - Aug 29, 2022 NYC Regional Office Kings County
AL-22-010 Word | AL-22-010 PDF - Aug 29, 2022 Albany Regional Office Saratoga County
SV-22-009 Word | SV-22-009 PDF - Aug 19, 2022 Westchester Regional Office Ulster County
RO-22-007 Word | RO-22-007 PDF - Aug 19, 2022 Rochester Regional Office Monroe County
SY-22-013 Word | SY-22-013 PDF - Aug 19, 2022 Syracuse Regional Office Oneida County
NY-22-014 Word | NY-22-014 PDF - Aug 17, 2022 NYC Regional Office Office of Special Investigations
RO-22-014 Word | RO-22-014 PDF - Aug 17, 2022 Rochester Regional Office Wayne County
SY-22-021 Word | SY-22-021 PDF - Aug 17, 2022 Syracuse Regional Office Oswego County
RO-22-008 Word | RO-22-008 PDF - Aug 16, 2022 Rochester Regional Office Monroe County
SV-22-005 Word | SV-22-005 PDF - Aug 16, 2022 Westchester Regional Office Ulster County
SV-22-011 Word | SV-22-011 PDF - Aug 16, 2022 Westchester Regional Office Suffolk County
NY-22-017 Word | NY-22-017 PDF - Aug 15, 2022 NYC Regional Office New York County
NY-22-020 Word | NY-22-020 PDF - Aug 12, 2022 NYC Regional Office Bronx County
SV-22-004 Word | SV-22-004 PDF - Aug 12, 2022 Westchester Regional Office Nassau County
NY-22-022 Word | NY-22-022 PDF - Aug 11, 2022 NYC Regional Office Bronx County
BU-22-005 Word | BU-22-005 PDF - Aug 10, 2022 Buffalo Regional Office Niagara County
NY-22-008 Word | NY-22-008 PDF - Aug 8, 2022 NYC Regional Office Bronx County
SV-22-008 Word | SV-22-008 PDF - Aug 8, 2022 Westchester Regional Office Suffolk County
AL-22-005 Word | AL-22-005 PDF - Aug 8, 2022 Albany Regional Office Schenectady County
RO-22-006 Word | RO-22-006 PDF - Aug 5, 2022 Rochester Regional Office Monroe County
SY-22-012 Word | SY-22-012 PDF - Aug 4, 2022 Syracuse Regional Office Saint Lawrence County
NY-22-009 Word | NY-22-009 PDF - Aug 3, 2022 NYC Regional Office Kings County
NY-22-007 Word | NY-22-007 PDF - Aug 3, 2022 NYC Regional Office Kings County
RO-22-004 Word | RO-22-004 PDF - Aug 3, 2022 Rochester Regional Office Monroe County
SY-22-006 Word | SY-22-006 PDF - Aug 2, 2022 Syracuse Regional Office Madison County
NY-22-005 Word | NY-22-005 PDF - Aug 1, 2022 NYC Regional Office Richmond County
AL-22-006 Word | AL-22-006 PDF - Jul 29, 2022 Albany Regional Office Albany County
NY-22-012 Word | NY-22-012 PDF - Jul 26, 2022 NYC Regional Office Kings County