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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
NY-21-117 Word | NY-21-117 PDF - May 10, 2022 NYC Regional Office New York County
NY-21-116 Word | NY-21-116 PDF - May 10, 2022 NYC Regional Office Queens County
SV-21-048 Word | SV-21-048 PDF - May 10, 2022 Westchester Regional Office Dutchess County
BU-21-034 Word | BU-21-034 PDF - May 9, 2022 Buffalo Regional Office Erie County
AL-21-030 Word | AL-21-030 PDF - May 9, 2022 Albany Regional Office Schenectady County
NY-21-118 Word | NY-21-118 PDF - May 5, 2022 NYC Regional Office Kings County
BU-21-035 Word | BU-21-035 PDF - May 2, 2022 Buffalo Regional Office Niagara County
SV-21-055 Word | SV-21-055 PDF - Apr 29, 2022 Westchester Regional Office Westchester County
SY-21-051 Word | SY-21-051 PDF - Apr 28, 2022 Syracuse Regional Office Broome County
BU-21-033 Word | BU-21-033 PDF - Apr 27, 2022 Buffalo Regional Office Erie County
BU-21-038 Word | BU-21-038 PDF - Apr 26, 2022 Buffalo Regional Office Erie County
SV-21-045 Word | SV-21-045 PDF - Apr 26, 2022 Westchester Regional Office Nassau County
NY-21-121 Word | NY-21-121 PDF - Apr 22, 2022 NYC Regional Office Kings County
RO-21-027 Word | RO-21-027 PDF - Apr 22, 2022 Rochester Regional Office Monroe County
SV-21-049 Word | SV-21-049 PDF - Apr 21, 2022 Westchester Regional Office Westchester County
AL-21-027 Word | AL-21-027 PDF - Apr 18, 2022 Albany Regional Office Rensselaer County
NY-21-114 Word | NY-21-114 PDF - Apr 12, 2022 NYC Regional Office Richmond County
NY-21-113 Word | NY-21-113 PDF - Apr 12, 2022 NYC Regional Office Bronx County
NY-21-112 Word | NY-21-112 PDF - Apr 12, 2022 NYC Regional Office Queens County
NY-21-111 Word | NY-21-111 PDF - Apr 12, 2022 NYC Regional Office Bronx County
NY-21-110 Word | NY-21-110 PDF - Apr 12, 2022 NYC Regional Office Kings County
NY-21-115 Word | NY-21-115 PDF - Apr 11, 2022 NYC Regional Office Kings County
SV-21-046 Word | SV-21-046 PDF - Apr 11, 2022 Westchester Regional Office Rockland County
SV-21-044 Word | SV-21-044 PDF - Apr 11, 2022 Westchester Regional Office Westchester County
RO-21-025 Word | RO-21-025 PDF - Apr 11, 2022 Rochester Regional Office Monroe County
NY-21-109 Word | NY-21-109 PDF - Apr 8, 2022 NYC Regional Office New York County
AL-21-029 Word | AL-21-029 PDF - Apr 7, 2022 Albany Regional Office Rensselaer County
AL-21-028 Word | AL-21-028 PDF - Apr 7, 2022 Albany Regional Office Schenectady County
RO-21-023 Word | RO-21-023 PDF - Apr 5, 2022 Rochester Regional Office Monroe County
NY-21-108 Word | NY-21-108 PDF - Mar 30, 2022 NYC Regional Office New York County
NY-21-107 Word | NY-21-107 PDF - Mar 29, 2022 NYC Regional Office Kings County
NY-21-106 Word | NY-21-106 PDF - Mar 29, 2022 NYC Regional Office Queens County
RO-21-024 Word | RO-21-024 PDF - Mar 29, 2022 Rochester Regional Office Monroe County
AL-21-025 Word | AL-21-025 PDF - Mar 29, 2022 Albany Regional Office Columbia County
RO-21-026 Word | RO-21-026 PDF - Mar 29, 2022 Rochester Regional Office Monroe County
SV-21-041 Word | SV-21-041 PDF - Mar 28, 2022 Westchester Regional Office Orange County
SY-21-047 Word | SY-21-047 PDF - Mar 25, 2022 Syracuse Regional Office Onondaga County
SY-21-050 Word | SY-21-050 PDF - Mar 25, 2022 Syracuse Regional Office Tompkins County
SV-21-039 Word | SV-21-039 PDF - Mar 21, 2022 Westchester Regional Office Westchester County
SV-21-042 Word | SV-21-042 PDF - Mar 21, 2022 Westchester Regional Office Westchester County
NY-21-104 Word | NY-21-104 PDF - Mar 19, 2022 NYC Regional Office Kings County
AL-21-026 Word | AL-21-026 PDF - Mar 18, 2022 Albany Regional Office Rensselaer County
SY-22-001 Word | SY-22-001 PDF - Mar 14, 2022 Syracuse Regional Office Cortland County
SV-21-040 Word | SV-21-040 PDF - Mar 14, 2022 Westchester Regional Office Suffolk County
RO-21-022 Word | RO-21-022 PDF - Mar 14, 2022 Rochester Regional Office Monroe County
AL-21-022 Word | AL-21-022 PDF - Mar 14, 2022 Albany Regional Office Albany County
AL-21-024 Word | AL-21-024 PDF - Mar 14, 2022 Albany Regional Office Albany County
NY-21-101 Word | NY-21-101 PDF - Mar 11, 2022 NYC Regional Office Kings County
NY-21-099 Word | NY-21-099 PDF - Mar 10, 2022 NYC Regional Office Queens County
SY-21-045 Word | SY-21-045 PDF - Mar 1, 2022 Syracuse Regional Office Lewis County