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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-22-042 Word | SV-22-042 PDF - Apr 28, 2023 Westchester Regional Office Sullivan County
SV-22-045 Word | SV-22-045 PDF - Apr 28, 2023 Westchester Regional Office Ulster County
AL-22-033 Word | AL-22-033 PDF - Apr 26, 2023 Albany Regional Office Fulton County
BU-22-033 Word | BU-22-033 PDF - Apr 24, 2023 Buffalo Regional Office Niagara County
NY-22-098 Word | NY-22-098 PDF - Apr 24, 2023 NYC Regional Office Bronx County
NY-22-111 Word | NY-22-111 PDF - Apr 24, 2023 NYC Regional Office Kings County
NY-23-006 Word | NY-23-006 PDF - Apr 24, 2023 NYC Regional Office Kings County
RO-22-037 Word | RO-22-037 PDF - Apr 24, 2023 Rochester Regional Office Steuben County
SY-22-048 Word | SY-22-048 PDF - Apr 24, 2023 Syracuse Regional Office Onondaga County
BU-22-028 Word | BU-22-028 PDF - Apr 21, 2023 Buffalo Regional Office Erie County
NY-22-102 Word | NY-22-102 PDF - Apr 21, 2023 NYC Regional Office Bronx County
BU-22-025 Word | BU-22-025 PDF - Apr 19, 2023 Buffalo Regional Office Orleans County
NY-22-093 Word | NY-22-093 PDF - Apr 19, 2023 NYC Regional Office Bronx County
NY-22-094 Word | NY-22-094 PDF - Apr 19, 2023 NYC Regional Office Bronx County
RO-22-035 Word | RO-22-035 PDF - Apr 19, 2023 Rochester Regional Office Monroe County
SV-22-043 Word | SV-22-043 PDF - Apr 19, 2023 Westchester Regional Office Suffolk County
SY-22-051 Word | SY-22-051 PDF - Apr 19, 2023 Syracuse Regional Office Oswego County
BU-22-029 Word | BU-22-029 PDF - Apr 18, 2023 Buffalo Regional Office Erie County
BU-22-032 Word | BU-22-032 PDF - Apr 18, 2023 Buffalo Regional Office Erie County
NY-22-090 Word | NY-22-090 PDF - Apr 18, 2023 NYC Regional Office Bronx County
NY-22-092 Word | NY-22-092 PDF - Apr 18, 2023 NYC Regional Office Office of Special Investigations
SV-22-044 Word | SV-22-044 PDF - Apr 18, 2023 Westchester Regional Office Westchester County
SY-22-049 Word | SY-22-049 PDF - Apr 18, 2023 Syracuse Regional Office Cortland County
BU-22-024 Word | BU-22-024 PDF - Apr 6, 2023 Buffalo Regional Office Erie County
SY-22-047 Word | SY-22-047 PDF - Apr 6, 2023 Syracuse Regional Office Onondaga County
BU-22-026 Word | BU-22-026 PDF - Apr 3, 2023 Buffalo Regional Office Erie County
SY-22-044 Word | SY-22-044 PDF - Apr 3, 2023 Syracuse Regional Office Onondaga County
NY-22-088 Word | NY-22-088 PDF - Mar 31, 2023 NYC Regional Office New York County
AL-22-028 Word | AL-22-028 PDF - Mar 27, 2023 Albany Regional Office Otsego County
NY-22-079 Word | NY-22-079 PDF - Mar 27, 2023 NYC Regional Office New York County
AL-22-027 Word | AL-22-027 PDF - Mar 24, 2023 Albany Regional Office Otsego County
BU-22-023 Word | BU-22-023 PDF - Mar 24, 2023 Buffalo Regional Office Erie County
NY-22-082 Word | NY-22-082 PDF - Mar 24, 2023 NYC Regional Office Kings County
NY-22-085 Word | NY-22-085 PDF - Mar 24, 2023 NYC Regional Office New York County
NY-22-080 Word | NY-22-080 PDF - Mar 22, 2023 NYC Regional Office Bronx County
RO-22-031 Word | RO-22-031 PDF - Mar 21, 2023 Rochester Regional Office Monroe County
NY-22-077 Word | NY-22-077 PDF - Mar 15, 2023 NYC Regional Office Queens County
NY-22-086 Word | NY-22-086 PDF - Mar 10, 2023 NYC Regional Office Queens County
BU-22-021 Word | BU-22-021 PDF - Mar 8, 2023 Buffalo Regional Office Wyoming County
NY-22-083 Word | NY-22-083 PDF - Mar 3, 2023 NYC Regional Office Bronx County
SV-22-038 Word | SV-22-038 PDF - Mar 3, 2023 Westchester Regional Office Westchester County
NY-22-074 Word | NY-22-074 PDF - Mar 2, 2023 NYC Regional Office Kings County
NY-22-075 Word | NY-22-075 PDF - Mar 2, 2023 NYC Regional Office Kings County
NY-22-076 Word | NY-22-076 PDF - Mar 2, 2023 NYC Regional Office Kings County
AL-22-024 Word | AL-22-024 PDF - Mar 1, 2023 Albany Regional Office Rensselaer County
AL-22-026 Word | AL-22-026 PDF - Mar 1, 2023 Albany Regional Office Fulton County
RO-22-029 Word | RO-22-029 PDF - Mar 1, 2023 Rochester Regional Office Ontario County
BU-22-020 Word | BU-22-020 PDF - Feb 24, 2023 Buffalo Regional Office Erie County
SY-22-040 Word | SY-22-040 PDF - Feb 24, 2023 Syracuse Regional Office Madison County
NY-22-078 Word | NY-22-078 PDF - Feb 17, 2023 NYC Regional Office Bronx County