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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: Erie County

Links Date Released
BU-17-002 Word | BU-17-002 PDF - Jul 31, 2017
BU-16-032 Word | BU-16-032 PDF - Jul 27, 2017
BU-17-006 Word | BU-17-006 PDF - Jul 7, 2017
BU-17-003 Word | BU-17-003 PDF - Jun 22, 2017
BU-16-031 Word | BU-16-031 PDF - Jun 7, 2017
BU-16-044 Word | BU-16-044 PDF - May 15, 2017
BU-16-037 Word | BU-16-037 PDF - Apr 14, 2017
BU-16-039 Word | BU-16-039 PDF - Mar 31, 2017
BU-16-043 Word | BU-16-043 PDF - Mar 23, 2017
BU-16-022 Word | BU-16-022 PDF - Mar 1, 2017
BU-16-019 Word | BU-16-019 PDF - Jan 20, 2017
BU-16-021 Word | BU-16-021 PDF - Dec 21, 2016
BU-16-013 Word | BU-16-013 PDF - Dec 13, 2016
BU-16-023 Word | BU-16-023 PDF - Dec 2, 2016
BU-16-009 Word | BU-16-009 PDF - Aug 30, 2016
BU-16-007 Word | BU-16-007 PDF - Aug 4, 2016
BU-16-003 Word | BU-16-003 PDF - Jul 6, 2016
BU-15-038 Word | BU-15-038 PDF - May 26, 2016
BU-15-034 Word | BU-15-034 PDF - May 19, 2016
BU-15-033 Word | BU-15-033 PDF - May 10, 2016
BU-15-042 Word | BU-15-042 PDF - May 2, 2016
BU-15-041 Word | BU-15-041 PDF - May 2, 2016
BU-15-040 Word | BU-15-040 PDF - Apr 22, 2016
BU-15-037 Word | BU-15-037 PDF - Apr 22, 2016
BU-15-039 Word | BU-15-039 PDF - Apr 15, 2016
BU-15-026 Word | BU-15-026 PDF - Apr 15, 2016
BU-15-028 Word | BU-15-028 PDF - Apr 15, 2016
BU-15-030 Word | BU-15-030 PDF - Apr 8, 2016
BU-15-019 Word | BU-15-019 PDF - Apr 8, 2016
BU-15-017 Word | BU-15-017 PDF - Apr 1, 2016
BU-15-011 Word | BU-15-011 PDF - Apr 1, 2016
BU-15-018 Word | BU-15-018 PDF - Mar 25, 2016
BU-15-005 Word | BU-15-005 PDF - Mar 3, 2016
BU-15-012 Word | BU-15-012 PDF - Feb 24, 2016
BU-15-006 Word | BU-15-006 PDF - Feb 24, 2016
BU-15-009 Word | BU-15-009 PDF - Feb 19, 2016
BU-15-004 Word | BU-15-004 PDF - Feb 12, 2016
BU-15-008 Word | BU-15-008 PDF - Feb 5, 2016
BU-15-002 Word | BU-15-002 PDF - Jan 22, 2016
BU-14-035 Word | BU-14-035 PDF - Nov 19, 2015
BU-15-001 Word | BU-15-001 PDF - Oct 29, 2015
BU-14-033 Word | BU-14-033 PDF - Sep 24, 2015
BU-14-032 Word | BU-14-032 PDF - May 21, 2015
BU-14-029 Word | BU-14-029 PDF - Apr 3, 2015
BU-14-026 Word | BU-14-026 PDF - Mar 31, 2015
BU-14-028 Word | BU-14-028 PDF - Mar 31, 2015
BU-14-023 Word | BU-14-023 PDF - Jan 9, 2015