Child Fatality Reports: NYC Regional Office

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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: NYC Regional Office

Links Date Released County
NY-18-014 Word | NY-18-014 PDF - Aug 8, 2018 Kings County
NY-18-017 Word | NY-18-017 PDF - Aug 3, 2018 New York County
NY-18-013 Word | NY-18-013 PDF - Aug 3, 2018 Kings County
NY-18-035 Word | NY-18-035 PDF - Aug 2, 2018 Queens County
NY-18-018 Word | NY-18-018 PDF - Aug 1, 2018 Bronx County
NY-18-016 Word | NY-18-016 PDF - Jul 31, 2018 Queens County
NY-18-012 Word | NY-18-012 PDF - Jul 31, 2018 Bronx County
NY-18-015 Word | NY-18-015 PDF - Jul 30, 2018 Office of Special Investigations
NY-18-010 Word | NY-18-010 PDF - Jul 30, 2018 New York County
NY-18-039 Word | NY-18-039 PDF - Jul 23, 2018 Bronx County
NY-18-011 Word | NY-18-011 PDF - Jul 16, 2018 Bronx County
NY-18-007 Word | NY-18-007 PDF - Jul 12, 2018 Kings County
NY-18-009 Word | NY-18-009 PDF - Jul 11, 2018 New York County
NY-18-005 Word | NY-18-005 PDF - Jul 10, 2018 Kings County
NY-18-006 Word | NY-18-006 PDF - Jul 9, 2018 Bronx County
NY-18-008 Word | NY-18-008 PDF - Jul 6, 2018 Bronx County
NY-18-001 Word | NY-18-001 PDF - Jul 3, 2018 Kings County
NY-18-002 Word | NY-18-002 PDF - Jul 3, 2018 Bronx County
NY-17-144 Word | NY-17-144 PDF - Jun 18, 2018 New York County
NY-17-145 Word | NY-17-145 PDF - Jun 18, 2018 Kings County
NY-17-147 Word | NY-17-147 PDF - Jun 18, 2018 Richmond County
NY-17-143 Word | NY-17-143 PDF - Jun 14, 2018 Bronx County
NY-18-003 Word | NY-18-003 PDF - Jun 13, 2018 New York County
NY-17-134 Word | NY-17-134 PDF - Jun 6, 2018 Kings County
NY-17-138 Word | NY-17-138 PDF - Jun 6, 2018 Bronx County
NY-17-135 Word | NY-17-135 PDF - Jun 1, 2018 Bronx County
NY-18-004 Word | NY-18-004 PDF - May 29, 2018 Queens County
NY-17-148 Word | NY-17-148 PDF - May 22, 2018 Bronx County
NY-17-142 Word | NY-17-142 PDF - May 22, 2018 New York County
NY-17-139 Word | NY-17-139 PDF - May 22, 2018 Kings County
NY-17-137 Word | NY-17-137 PDF - May 22, 2018 Kings County
NY-17-132 Word | NY-17-132 PDF - May 18, 2018 Bronx County
NY-17-129 Word | NY-17-129 PDF - May 18, 2018 Kings County
NY-17-125 Word | NY-17-125 PDF - May 7, 2018 New York County
NY-17-141 Word | NY-17-141 PDF - May 2, 2018 Kings County
NY-17-140 Word | NY-17-140 PDF - May 2, 2018 Kings County
NY-17-124 Word | NY-17-124 PDF - May 2, 2018 Queens County
NY-17-128 Word | NY-17-128 PDF - Apr 25, 2018 Kings County
NY-17-130 Word | NY-17-130 PDF - Apr 25, 2018 Kings County
NY-17-120 Word | NY-17-120 PDF - Apr 24, 2018 Kings County
NY-17-111 Word | NY-17-111 PDF - Apr 13, 2018 Queens County
NY-17-114 Word | NY-17-114 PDF - Apr 12, 2018 Bronx County
NY-17-116 Word | NY-17-116 PDF - Apr 6, 2018 Office of Special Investigations
NY-17-099 Word | NY-17-099 PDF - Apr 4, 2018 Kings County
NY-17-108 Word | NY-17-108 PDF - Apr 3, 2018 Bronx County
NY-17-103 Word | NY-17-103 PDF - Apr 3, 2018 New York County
NY-17-119 Word | NY-17-119 PDF - Apr 3, 2018 Queens County
NY-17-107 Word | NY-17-107 PDF - Apr 3, 2018 Bronx County
NY-17-115 Word | NY-17-115 PDF - Mar 28, 2018 Queens County
NY-17-100 Word | NY-17-100 PDF - Mar 23, 2018 Kings County