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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
NY-23-066 Word | NY-23-066 PDF - Nov 30, 2023 NYC Regional Office New York County
SV-23-031 Word | SV-23-031 PDF - Nov 30, 2023 Westchester Regional Office Westchester County
BU-23-019 Word | BU-23-019 PDF - Nov 27, 2023 Buffalo Regional Office Erie County
NY-23-059 Word | NY-23-059 PDF - Nov 27, 2023 NYC Regional Office Bronx County
AL-23-011 Word | AL-23-011 PDF - Nov 21, 2023 Albany Regional Office Warren County
AL-23-012 Word | AL-23-012 PDF - Nov 21, 2023 Albany Regional Office Rensselaer County
SV-23-027 Word | SV-23-027 PDF - Nov 20, 2023 Westchester Regional Office Westchester County
BU-23-018 Word | BU-23-018 PDF - Nov 15, 2023 Buffalo Regional Office Erie County
RO-23-013 Word | RO-23-013 PDF - Nov 15, 2023 Rochester Regional Office Chemung County
BU-23-016 Word | BU-23-016 PDF - Nov 13, 2023 Buffalo Regional Office Monroe County
NY-23-051 Word | NY-23-051 PDF - Nov 13, 2023 NYC Regional Office Queens County
NY-23-055 Word | NY-23-055 PDF - Nov 13, 2023 NYC Regional Office Bronx County
RO-23-011 Word | RO-23-011 PDF - Nov 13, 2023 Rochester Regional Office Steuben County
SY-23-028 Word | SY-23-028 PDF - Nov 9, 2023 Syracuse Regional Office Oneida County
SY-23-029 Word | SY-23-029 PDF - Nov 9, 2023 Syracuse Regional Office Jefferson County
NY-23-049 Word | NY-23-049 PDF - Nov 3, 2023 NYC Regional Office New York County
NY-23-045 Word | NY-23-045 PDF - Nov 2, 2023 NYC Regional Office Kings County
NY-23-046 Word | NY-23-046 PDF - Nov 2, 2023 NYC Regional Office Kings County
NY-23-060 Word | NY-23-060 PDF - Nov 2, 2023 NYC Regional Office Queens County
SV-23-025 Word | SV-23-025 PDF - Oct 31, 2023 Westchester Regional Office Nassau County
SV-23-026 Word | SV-23-026 PDF - Oct 31, 2023 Westchester Regional Office Westchester County
NY-23-048 Word | NY-23-048 PDF - Oct 24, 2023 NYC Regional Office Queens County
RO-23-010 Word | RO-23-010 PDF - Oct 20, 2023 Rochester Regional Office Seneca County
SV-23-022 Word | SV-23-022 PDF - Oct 20, 2023 Westchester Regional Office Nassau County
NY-23-047 Word | NY-23-047 PDF - Oct 17, 2023 NYC Regional Office New York County
NY-23-056 Word | NY-23-056 PDF - Oct 17, 2023 NYC Regional Office Office of Special Investigations
NY-23-044 Word | NY-23-044 PDF - Oct 13, 2023 NYC Regional Office Bronx County
SV-23-020 Word | SV-23-020 PDF - Oct 13, 2023 Westchester Regional Office Suffolk County
SY-23-025 Word | SY-23-025 PDF - Oct 13, 2023 Syracuse Regional Office Onondaga County
BU-23-011 Word | BU-23-011 PDF - Oct 11, 2023 Buffalo Regional Office Erie County
BU-23-012 Word | BU-23-012 PDF - Oct 11, 2023 Buffalo Regional Office Erie County
NY-23-043 Word | NY-23-043 PDF - Oct 10, 2023 NYC Regional Office New York County
SY-23-020 Word | SY-23-020 PDF - Oct 5, 2023 Syracuse Regional Office Broome County
SY-23-021 Word | SY-23-021 PDF - Oct 5, 2023 Syracuse Regional Office Onondaga County
BU-23-009 Word | BU-23-009 PDF - Oct 3, 2023 Buffalo Regional Office Erie County
NY-23-039 Word | NY-23-039 PDF - Oct 3, 2023 NYC Regional Office New York County
NY-23-057 Word | NY-23-057 PDF - Oct 3, 2023 NYC Regional Office New York County
SY-23-023 Word | SY-23-023 PDF - Oct 3, 2023 Syracuse Regional Office Oneida County
SY-23-024 Word | SY-23-024 PDF - Oct 3, 2023 Syracuse Regional Office Onondaga County
AL-23-009 Word | AL-23-009 PDF - Sep 28, 2023 Albany Regional Office Montgomery County
NY-23-054 Word | NY-23-054 PDF - Sep 28, 2023 NYC Regional Office Bronx County
SV-23-016 Word | SV-23-016 PDF - Sep 26, 2023 Westchester Regional Office Orange County
SV-23-021 Word | SV-23-021 PDF - Sep 26, 2023 Westchester Regional Office Sullivan County
SY-23-019 Word | SY-23-019 PDF - Sep 26, 2023 Syracuse Regional Office Tompkins County
NY-23-037 Word | NY-23-037 PDF - Sep 18, 2023 NYC Regional Office Kings County
RO-23-008 Word | RO-23-008 PDF - Sep 18, 2023 Rochester Regional Office Monroe County
NY-23-036 Word | NY-23-036 PDF - Sep 13, 2023 NYC Regional Office New York County
NY-23-062 Word | NY-23-062 PDF - Sep 13, 2023 NYC Regional Office New York County
RO-23-009 Word | RO-23-009 PDF - Sep 13, 2023 Rochester Regional Office Chemung County
SY-23-018 Word | SY-23-018 PDF - Sep 13, 2023 Syracuse Regional Office Cortland County