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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 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: NYC Regional Office

Links Date Released County
NY-17-014 Word | NY-17-014 PDF - Jul 25, 2017 Queens County
NY-17-008 Word | NY-17-008 PDF - Jul 25, 2017 Kings County
NY-17-001 Word | NY-17-001 PDF - Jul 25, 2017 New York County
NY-17-005 Word | NY-17-005 PDF - Jul 25, 2017 Kings County
NY-17-003 Word | NY-17-003 PDF - Jul 25, 2017 Richmond County
NY-16-102 Word | NY-16-102 PDF - Jul 12, 2017 New York County
NY-16-111 Word | NY-16-111 PDF - Jul 8, 2017 New York County
NY-16-080 Word | NY-16-080 PDF - Jul 3, 2017 Queens County
NY-16-067 Word | NY-16-067 PDF - Jun 30, 2017 Kings County
NY-16-132 Word | NY-16-132 PDF - Jun 30, 2017 Bronx County
NY-16-104 Word | NY-16-104 PDF - Jun 30, 2017 New York County
NY-16-138 Word | NY-16-138 PDF - Jun 30, 2017 Richmond County
NY-16-135 Word | NY-16-135 PDF - Jun 30, 2017 Kings County
NY-16-130 Word | NY-16-130 PDF - Jun 30, 2017 Bronx County
NY-16-128 Word | NY-16-128 PDF - Jun 30, 2017 Bronx County
NY-16-127 Word | NY-16-127 PDF - Jun 30, 2017 Bronx County
NY-16-126 Word | NY-16-126 PDF - Jun 30, 2017 Bronx County
NY-16-125 Word | NY-16-125 PDF - Jun 30, 2017 Kings County
NY-16-123 Word | NY-16-123 PDF - Jun 30, 2017 Bronx County
NY-16-119 Word | NY-16-119 PDF - Jun 30, 2017 Kings County
NY-16-063 Word | NY-16-063 PDF - May 31, 2017 Kings County
NY-16-137 Word | NY-16-137 PDF - May 31, 2017 New York County
NY-16-129 Word | NY-16-129 PDF - May 31, 2017 Queens County
NY-16-115 Word | NY-16-115 PDF - May 31, 2017 Bronx County
NY-16-106 Word | NY-16-106 PDF - May 31, 2017 Bronx County
NY-16-117 Word | NY-16-117 PDF - May 30, 2017 Queens County
NY-16-107 Word | NY-16-107 PDF - May 30, 2017 Kings County
NY-16-113 Word | NY-16-113 PDF - May 30, 2017 Queens County
NY-16-108 Word | NY-16-108 PDF - May 30, 2017 Bronx County
NY-16-133 Word | NY-16-133 PDF - May 30, 2017 Bronx County
NY-16-124 Word | NY-16-124 PDF - May 30, 2017 Queens County
NY-16-116 Word | NY-16-116 PDF - May 30, 2017 Office of Special Investigations
NY-16-109 Word | NY-16-109 PDF - May 30, 2017 Office of Special Investigations
NY-16-120 Word | NY-16-120 PDF - May 30, 2017 Bronx County
NY-16-131 Word | NY-16-131 PDF - May 30, 2017 New York County
NY-16-122 Word | NY-16-122 PDF - May 30, 2017 Queens County
NY-16-118 Word | NY-16-118 PDF - May 30, 2017 Queens County
NY-16-110 Word | NY-16-110 PDF - May 30, 2017 Kings County
NY-16-100 Word | NY-16-100 PDF - May 30, 2017 New York County
NY-16-098 Word | NY-16-098 PDF - May 30, 2017 Richmond County
NY-16-097 Word | NY-16-097 PDF - May 30, 2017 Kings County
NY-16-095 Word | NY-16-095 PDF - May 30, 2017 Queens County
NY-16-094 Word | NY-16-094 PDF - May 30, 2017 Bronx County
NY-16-092 Word | NY-16-092 PDF - May 30, 2017 Kings County
NY-16-089 Word | NY-16-089 PDF - May 30, 2017 Kings County
NY-16-114 Word | NY-16-114 PDF - Apr 5, 2017 Queens County
NY-16-134 Word | NY-16-134 PDF - Apr 3, 2017 Bronx County
NY-16-101 Word | NY-16-101 PDF - Mar 24, 2017 New York County
NY-16-090 Word | NY-16-090 PDF - Mar 23, 2017 Bronx County
NY-16-105 Word | NY-16-105 PDF - Mar 23, 2017 Bronx County