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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 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 : All Regions

Links Date Released Regional Office County
SV-23-051 Word | SV-23-051 PDF - Feb 2, 2024 Westchester Regional Office Suffolk County
SY-23-034 Word | SY-23-034 PDF - Feb 2, 2024 Syracuse Regional Office Onondaga County
BU-23-029 Word | BU-23-029 PDF - Jan 22, 2024 Buffalo Regional Office Erie County
NY-23-075 Word | NY-23-075 PDF - Jan 22, 2024 NYC Regional Office Queens County
NY-23-077 Word | NY-23-077 PDF - Jan 22, 2024 NYC Regional Office Kings County
NY-23-081 Word | NY-23-081 PDF - Jan 22, 2024 NYC Regional Office Kings County
NY-23-082 Word | NY-23-082 PDF - Jan 22, 2024 NYC Regional Office New York County
NY-23-083 Word | NY-23-083 PDF - Jan 22, 2024 NYC Regional Office New York County
SV-23-043 Word | SV-23-043 PDF - Jan 17, 2024 Westchester Regional Office Suffolk County
BU-23-025 Word | BU-23-025 PDF - Jan 16, 2024 Buffalo Regional Office Niagara County
NY-23-085 Word | NY-23-085 PDF - Jan 16, 2024 NYC Regional Office Richmond County
SV-23-045 Word | SV-23-045 PDF - Jan 9, 2024 Westchester Regional Office Orange County
SV-23-047 Word | SV-23-047 PDF - Jan 9, 2024 Westchester Regional Office Westchester County
AL-23-016 Word | AL-23-016 PDF - Jan 5, 2024 Albany Regional Office Columbia County
NY-23-074 Word | NY-23-074 PDF - Jan 5, 2024 NYC Regional Office Bronx County
SV-23-054 Word | SV-23-054 PDF - Jan 5, 2024 Westchester Regional Office Orange County
SY-23-032 Word | SY-23-032 PDF - Jan 5, 2024 Syracuse Regional Office Onondaga County
BU-23-024 Word | BU-23-024 PDF - Jan 2, 2024 Buffalo Regional Office Erie County
SV-23-040 Word | SV-23-040 PDF - Jan 2, 2024 Westchester Regional Office Ulster County
SV-23-046 Word | SV-23-046 PDF - Jan 2, 2024 Westchester Regional Office Suffolk County
SV-23-037 Word | SV-23-037 PDF - Dec 29, 2023 Westchester Regional Office Westchester County
SV-23-050 Word | SV-23-050 PDF - Dec 29, 2023 Westchester Regional Office Orange County
SY-23-036 Word | SY-23-036 PDF - Dec 29, 2023 Syracuse Regional Office Oswego County
SY-23-033 Word | SY-23-033 PDF - Dec 28, 2023 Syracuse Regional Office Cortland County
NY-23-068 Word | NY-23-068 PDF - Dec 22, 2023 NYC Regional Office Queens County
NY-23-072 Word | NY-23-072 PDF - Dec 22, 2023 NYC Regional Office Queens County
SV-23-038 Word | SV-23-038 PDF - Dec 22, 2023 Westchester Regional Office Orange County
SV-23-039 Word | SV-23-039 PDF - Dec 22, 2023 Westchester Regional Office Orange County
SV-23-053 Word | SV-23-053 PDF - Dec 22, 2023 Westchester Regional Office Westchester County
BU-23-022 Word | BU-23-022 PDF - Dec 21, 2023 Buffalo Regional Office Erie County
NY-23-067 Word | NY-23-067 PDF - Dec 21, 2023 NYC Regional Office Richmond County
SV-23-034 Word | SV-23-034 PDF - Dec 21, 2023 Westchester Regional Office Westchester County
AL-23-014 Word | AL-23-014 PDF - Dec 20, 2023 Albany Regional Office Albany County
BU-23-021 Word | BU-23-021 PDF - Dec 20, 2023 Buffalo Regional Office Erie County
SV-23-036 Word | SV-23-036 PDF - Dec 15, 2023 Westchester Regional Office Nassau County
AL-23-013 Word | AL-23-013 PDF - Dec 11, 2023 Albany Regional Office Rensselaer County
NY-23-076 Word | NY-23-076 PDF - Dec 11, 2023 NYC Regional Office Queens County
RO-23-012 Word | RO-23-012 PDF - Dec 11, 2023 Rochester Regional Office Chemung County
SV-23-035 Word | SV-23-035 PDF - Dec 11, 2023 Westchester Regional Office Westchester County
SV-23-048 Word | SV-23-048 PDF - Dec 11, 2023 Westchester Regional Office Suffolk County
BU-23-020 Word | BU-23-020 PDF - Dec 8, 2023 Buffalo Regional Office Chautauqua County
NY-23-071 Word | NY-23-071 PDF - Dec 8, 2023 NYC Regional Office Kings County
SV-23-029 Word | SV-23-029 PDF - Dec 8, 2023 Westchester Regional Office Suffolk County
SV-23-030 Word | SV-23-030 PDF - Dec 8, 2023 Westchester Regional Office Dutchess County
NY-23-069 Word | NY-23-069 PDF - Dec 6, 2023 NYC Regional Office Kings County
NY-23-070 Word | NY-23-070 PDF - Dec 6, 2023 NYC Regional Office Queens County
SV-23-032 Word | SV-23-032 PDF - Dec 6, 2023 Westchester Regional Office Orange County
SY-23-031 Word | SY-23-031 PDF - Dec 6, 2023 Syracuse Regional Office Broome County
NY-23-065 Word | NY-23-065 PDF - Dec 1, 2023 NYC Regional Office Kings County
NY-23-064 Word | NY-23-064 PDF - Nov 30, 2023 NYC Regional Office New York County