Child Fatality Reports: Onondaga County

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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: Onondaga County

Links Date Released
SY-17-036 Word | SY-17-036 PDF - Jan 29, 2018
SY-17-029 Word | SY-17-029 PDF - Dec 27, 2017
SY-17-044 Word | SY-17-044 PDF - Dec 20, 2017
SY-17-050 Word | SY-17-050 PDF - Dec 13, 2017
SY-17-033 Word | SY-17-033 PDF - Dec 11, 2017
SY-17-026 Word | SY-17-026 PDF - Dec 5, 2017
SY-17-023 Word | SY-17-023 PDF - Nov 16, 2017
SY-17-019 Word | SY-17-019 PDF - Oct 6, 2017
SY-17-011 Word | SY-17-011 PDF - Sep 5, 2017
SY-17-012 Word | SY-17-012 PDF - Aug 22, 2017
SY-17-007 Word | SY-17-007 PDF - Jul 26, 2017
SY-17-006 Word | SY-17-006 PDF - Jul 7, 2017
SY-16-051 Word | SY-16-051 PDF - Jun 30, 2017
SY-17-002 Word | SY-17-002 PDF - Jun 15, 2017
SY-16-049 Word | SY-16-049 PDF - Jun 15, 2017
SY-16-047 Word | SY-16-047 PDF - Jun 9, 2017
SY-16-052 Word | SY-16-052 PDF - Jun 8, 2017
SY-16-057 Word | SY-16-057 PDF - Apr 26, 2017
SY-16-058 Word | SY-16-058 PDF - Apr 24, 2017
SY-16-060 Word | SY-16-060 PDF - Apr 21, 2017
SY-16-038 Word | SY-16-038 PDF - Feb 13, 2017
SY-16-032 Word | SY-16-032 PDF - Jan 24, 2017
SY-16-015 Word | SY-16-015 PDF - Nov 16, 2016
SY-16-023 Word | SY-16-023 PDF - Nov 3, 2016
SY-16-022 Word | SY-16-022 PDF - Nov 3, 2016
SY-16-007 Word | SY-16-007 PDF - Sep 28, 2016
SY-16-010 Word | SY-16-010 PDF - Sep 12, 2016
SY-16-005 Word | SY-16-005 PDF - Aug 22, 2016
SY-16-006 Word | SY-16-006 PDF - Aug 9, 2016
SY-15-026 Word | SY-15-026 PDF - Feb 25, 2016
SY-15-020 Word | SY-15-020 PDF - Feb 22, 2016
SY-15-006 Word | SY-15-006 PDF - Feb 5, 2016
SY-15-010 Word | SY-15-010 PDF - Jan 29, 2016
SY-15-004 Word | SY-15-004 PDF - Jan 29, 2016
SY-15-001 Word | SY-15-001 PDF - Nov 25, 2015
SY-15-003 Word | SY-15-003 PDF - Oct 27, 2015
SY-14-039 Word | SY-14-039 PDF - Sep 24, 2015
SY-14-038 Word | SY-14-038 PDF - Sep 8, 2015
SY-14-037 Word | SY-14-037 PDF - Aug 3, 2015
SY-14-036 Word | SY-14-036 PDF - Jul 2, 2015