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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
SY-23-026 Word | SY-23-026 PDF - Sep 8, 2023 Syracuse Regional Office Oneida County
BU-23-014 Word | BU-23-014 PDF - Sep 5, 2023 Buffalo Regional Office Erie County
NY-23-035 Word | NY-23-035 PDF - Aug 29, 2023 NYC Regional Office Queens County
NY-23-030 Word | NY-23-030 PDF - Aug 25, 2023 NYC Regional Office Richmond County
SY-23-015 Word | SY-23-015 PDF - Aug 22, 2023 Syracuse Regional Office Oneida County
AL-23-010 Word | AL-23-010 PDF - Aug 18, 2023 Albany Regional Office Fulton County
SV-23-019 Word | SV-23-019 PDF - Aug 18, 2023 Westchester Regional Office Rockland County
SY-23-012 Word | SY-23-012 PDF - Aug 18, 2023 Syracuse Regional Office Chenango County
NY-23-032 Word | NY-23-032 PDF - Aug 17, 2023 NYC Regional Office Office of Special Investigations
SV-23-015 Word | SV-23-015 PDF - Aug 17, 2023 Westchester Regional Office Suffolk County
SV-23-013 Word | SV-23-013 PDF - Aug 16, 2023 Westchester Regional Office Suffolk County
SV-23-014 Word | SV-23-014 PDF - Aug 16, 2023 Westchester Regional Office Orange County
SY-23-014 Word | SY-23-014 PDF - Aug 16, 2023 Syracuse Regional Office Broome County
SY-23-022 Word | SY-23-022 PDF - Aug 16, 2023 Syracuse Regional Office Onondaga County
NY-23-026 Word | NY-23-026 PDF - Aug 15, 2023 NYC Regional Office Kings County
SY-23-013 Word | SY-23-013 PDF - Aug 15, 2023 Syracuse Regional Office Tioga County
NY-23-033 Word | NY-23-033 PDF - Aug 11, 2023 NYC Regional Office Kings County
NY-23-052 Word | NY-23-052 PDF - Aug 11, 2023 NYC Regional Office New York County
SY-23-011 Word | SY-23-011 PDF - Aug 11, 2023 Syracuse Regional Office Onondaga County
BU-23-013 Word | BU-23-013 PDF - Aug 10, 2023 Buffalo Regional Office Cattaraugus County
NY-23-028 Word | NY-23-028 PDF - Aug 10, 2023 NYC Regional Office Queens County
NY-23-040 Word | NY-23-040 PDF - Aug 10, 2023 NYC Regional Office New York County
RO-23-005 Word | RO-23-005 PDF - Aug 10, 2023 Rochester Regional Office Monroe County
SV-23-006 Word | SV-23-006 PDF - Aug 10, 2023 Westchester Regional Office Suffolk County
NY-23-018 Word | NY-23-018 PDF - Aug 8, 2023 NYC Regional Office New York County
NY-23-027 Word | NY-23-027 PDF - Aug 8, 2023 NYC Regional Office New York County
RO-23-004 Word | RO-23-004 PDF - Aug 8, 2023 Rochester Regional Office Steuben County
SV-23-010 Word | SV-23-010 PDF - Aug 8, 2023 Westchester Regional Office Nassau County
SY-23-010 Word | SY-23-010 PDF - Aug 8, 2023 Syracuse Regional Office Onondaga County
BU-23-008 Word | BU-23-008 PDF - Aug 7, 2023 Buffalo Regional Office Chautauqua County
AL-23-008 Word | AL-23-008 PDF - Aug 4, 2023 Albany Regional Office Clinton County
NY-23-023 Word | NY-23-023 PDF - Aug 4, 2023 NYC Regional Office Kings County
NY-23-020 Word | NY-23-020 PDF - Aug 3, 2023 NYC Regional Office Bronx County
NY-23-022 Word | NY-23-022 PDF - Aug 3, 2023 NYC Regional Office Kings County
SV-23-009 Word | SV-23-009 PDF - Aug 3, 2023 Westchester Regional Office Suffolk County
AL-23-007 Word | AL-23-007 PDF - Aug 1, 2023 Albany Regional Office Albany County
NY-23-021 Word | NY-23-021 PDF - Aug 1, 2023 NYC Regional Office Kings County
SV-23-007 Word | SV-23-007 PDF - Aug 1, 2023 Westchester Regional Office Ulster County
NY-23-038 Word | NY-23-038 PDF - Jul 31, 2023 NYC Regional Office Bronx County
RO-23-007 Word | RO-23-007 PDF - Jul 31, 2023 Rochester Regional Office Monroe County
SY-23-008 Word | SY-23-008 PDF - Jul 28, 2023 Syracuse Regional Office Saint Lawrence County
AL-23-006 Word | AL-23-006 PDF - Jul 24, 2023 Albany Regional Office Montgomery County
NY-23-019 Word | NY-23-019 PDF - Jul 24, 2023 NYC Regional Office Richmond County
SY-23-007 Word | SY-23-007 PDF - Jul 21, 2023 Syracuse Regional Office Broome County
NY-23-015 Word | NY-23-015 PDF - Jul 18, 2023 NYC Regional Office Kings County
NY-23-017 Word | NY-23-017 PDF - Jul 18, 2023 NYC Regional Office New York County
NY-23-029 Word | NY-23-029 PDF - Jul 18, 2023 NYC Regional Office Kings County
SV-23-008 Word | SV-23-008 PDF - Jul 18, 2023 Westchester Regional Office Suffolk County
NY-23-014 Word | NY-23-014 PDF - Jul 17, 2023 NYC Regional Office Bronx County
SV-23-005 Word | SV-23-005 PDF - Jul 17, 2023 Westchester Regional Office Nassau County