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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-22-005 Word | RO-22-005 PDF - Jul 26, 2022 Rochester Regional Office Wayne County
AL-22-007 Word | AL-22-007 PDF - Jul 25, 2022 Albany Regional Office Fulton County
SY-22-008 Word | SY-22-008 PDF - Jul 25, 2022 Syracuse Regional Office Onondaga County
NY-22-015 Word | NY-22-015 PDF - Jul 21, 2022 NYC Regional Office Bronx County
AL-22-004 Word | AL-22-004 PDF - Jul 21, 2022 Albany Regional Office Saratoga County
SY-22-007 Word | SY-22-007 PDF - Jul 19, 2022 Syracuse Regional Office Jefferson County
NY-22-013 Word | NY-22-013 PDF - Jul 19, 2022 NYC Regional Office Queens County
SY-22-004 Word | SY-22-004 PDF - Jul 12, 2022 Syracuse Regional Office Onondaga County
SV-22-002 Word | SV-22-002 PDF - Jul 8, 2022 Westchester Regional Office Suffolk County
SV-22-001 Word | SV-22-001 PDF - Jul 8, 2022 Westchester Regional Office Dutchess County
SY-22-003 Word | SY-22-003 PDF - Jul 6, 2022 Syracuse Regional Office Broome County
NY-22-006 Word | NY-22-006 PDF - Jul 5, 2022 NYC Regional Office Bronx County
NY-22-004 Word | NY-22-004 PDF - Jul 5, 2022 NYC Regional Office New York County
BU-22-002 Word | BU-22-002 PDF - Jun 30, 2022 Buffalo Regional Office Erie County
NY-21-135 Word | NY-21-135 PDF - Jun 24, 2022 NYC Regional Office Queens County
AL-22-002 Word | AL-22-002 PDF - Jun 23, 2022 Albany Regional Office Schenectady County
NY-22-001 Word | NY-22-001 PDF - Jun 23, 2022 NYC Regional Office Queens County
NY-22-002 Word | NY-22-002 PDF - Jun 21, 2022 NYC Regional Office Bronx County
SY-22-011 Word | SY-22-011 PDF - Jun 16, 2022 Syracuse Regional Office Madison County
BU-22-001 Word | BU-22-001 PDF - Jun 16, 2022 Buffalo Regional Office Erie County
BU-21-037 Word | BU-21-037 PDF - Jun 15, 2022 Buffalo Regional Office Chautauqua County
NY-21-136 Word | NY-21-136 PDF - Jun 14, 2022 NYC Regional Office New York County
RO-22-001 Word | RO-22-001 PDF - Jun 13, 2022 Rochester Regional Office Livingston County
NY-22-010 Word | NY-22-010 PDF - Jun 13, 2022 NYC Regional Office Bronx County
NY-21-134 Word | NY-21-134 PDF - Jun 10, 2022 NYC Regional Office Kings County
NY-21-133 Word | NY-21-133 PDF - Jun 10, 2022 NYC Regional Office Queens County
BU-22-003 Word | BU-22-003 PDF - Jun 10, 2022 Buffalo Regional Office Erie County
SV-21-054 Word | SV-21-054 PDF - Jun 10, 2022 Westchester Regional Office Westchester County
NY-21-132 Word | NY-21-132 PDF - Jun 10, 2022 NYC Regional Office Bronx County
SY-21-053 Word | SY-21-053 PDF - Jun 10, 2022 Syracuse Regional Office Oswego County
SY-22-009 Word | SY-22-009 PDF - Jun 10, 2022 Syracuse Regional Office Madison County
BU-22-004 Word | BU-22-004 PDF - Jun 9, 2022 Buffalo Regional Office Chautauqua County
NY-21-129 Word | NY-21-129 PDF - Jun 7, 2022 NYC Regional Office Kings County
NY-22-016 Word | NY-22-016 PDF - Jun 3, 2022 NYC Regional Office Kings County
AL-21-036 Word | AL-21-036 PDF - Jun 2, 2022 Albany Regional Office Albany County
AL-21-035 Word | AL-21-035 PDF - Jun 2, 2022 Albany Regional Office Montgomery County
SY-22-002 Word | SY-22-002 PDF - May 31, 2022 Syracuse Regional Office Tompkins County
NY-21-130 Word | NY-21-130 PDF - May 26, 2022 NYC Regional Office Kings County
RO-21-028 Word | RO-21-028 PDF - May 26, 2022 Rochester Regional Office Monroe County
SV-21-052 Word | SV-21-052 PDF - May 26, 2022 Westchester Regional Office Sullivan County
SY-21-052 Word | SY-21-052 PDF - May 26, 2022 Syracuse Regional Office Oneida County
BU-21-036 Word | BU-21-036 PDF - May 25, 2022 Buffalo Regional Office Erie County
NY-21-127 Word | NY-21-127 PDF - May 24, 2022 NYC Regional Office Bronx County
NY-21-125 Word | NY-21-125 PDF - May 24, 2022 NYC Regional Office Queens County
SV-21-050 Word | SV-21-050 PDF - May 24, 2022 Westchester Regional Office Suffolk County
NY-21-128 Word | NY-21-128 PDF - May 24, 2022 NYC Regional Office Bronx County
SV-21-053 Word | SV-21-053 PDF - May 20, 2022 Westchester Regional Office Suffolk County
NY-21-123 Word | NY-21-123 PDF - May 19, 2022 NYC Regional Office Office of Special Investigations
NY-21-126 Word | NY-21-126 PDF - May 18, 2022 NYC Regional Office Bronx County
NY-21-124 Word | NY-21-124 PDF - May 16, 2022 NYC Regional Office Kings County