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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: NYC Regional Office

Links Date Released County
NY-16-091 Word | NY-16-091 PDF - Mar 21, 2017 Kings County
NY-16-096 Word | NY-16-096 PDF - Mar 21, 2017 Queens County
NY-16-088 Word | NY-16-088 PDF - Mar 21, 2017 Queens County
NY-16-093 Word | NY-16-093 PDF - Mar 21, 2017 New York County
NY-16-087 Word | NY-16-087 PDF - Mar 21, 2017 New York County
NY-16-086 Word | NY-16-086 PDF - Mar 21, 2017 Queens County
NY-16-085 Word | NY-16-085 PDF - Mar 21, 2017 Kings County
NY-16-084 Word | NY-16-084 PDF - Mar 21, 2017 Bronx County
NY-16-078 Word | NY-16-078 PDF - Mar 21, 2017 Queens County
NY-16-074 Word | NY-16-074 PDF - Mar 21, 2017 Kings County
NY-16-083 Word | NY-16-083 PDF - Feb 6, 2017 Queens County
NY-16-082 Word | NY-16-082 PDF - Feb 3, 2017 New York County
NY-16-081 Word | NY-16-081 PDF - Feb 3, 2017 Bronx County
NY-16-077 Word | NY-16-077 PDF - Feb 3, 2017 Queens County
NY-16-060 Word | NY-16-060 PDF - Feb 3, 2017 New York County
NY-16-071 Word | NY-16-071 PDF - Jan 25, 2017 Bronx County
NY-15-108 Word | NY-15-108 PDF - Jan 25, 2017 Bronx County
NY-16-079 Word | NY-16-079 PDF - Jan 25, 2017 New York County
NY-16-075 Word | NY-16-075 PDF - Dec 30, 2016 New York County
NY-16-069 Word | NY-16-069 PDF - Dec 30, 2016 Queens County
NY-16-076 Word | NY-16-076 PDF - Dec 29, 2016 New York County
NY-16-073 Word | NY-16-073 PDF - Dec 27, 2016 Kings County
NY-16-072 Word | NY-16-072 PDF - Dec 27, 2016 Queens County
NY-16-070 Word | NY-16-070 PDF - Dec 27, 2016 New York County
NY-16-055 Word | NY-16-055 PDF - Dec 27, 2016 Richmond County
NY-16-064 Word | NY-16-064 PDF - Dec 19, 2016 Kings County
NY-16-066 Word | NY-16-066 PDF - Dec 19, 2016 Bronx County
NY-16-065 Word | NY-16-065 PDF - Dec 19, 2016 Bronx County
NY-16-057 Word | NY-16-057 PDF - Dec 19, 2016 Kings County
NY-16-061 Word | NY-16-061 PDF - Dec 16, 2016 Bronx County
NY-16-053 Word | NY-16-053 PDF - Dec 16, 2016 Kings County
NY-16-050 Word | NY-16-050 PDF - Dec 16, 2016 Bronx County
NY-16-047 Word | NY-16-047 PDF - Dec 16, 2016 New York County
NY-16-103 Word | NY-16-103 PDF - Dec 13, 2016 New York County
NY-16-062 Word | NY-16-062 PDF - Dec 9, 2016 New York County
NY-16-058 Word | NY-16-058 PDF - Dec 9, 2016 Kings County
NY-16-056 Word | NY-16-056 PDF - Dec 9, 2016 New York County
NY-16-048 Word | NY-16-048 PDF - Dec 9, 2016 Queens County
NY-16-046 Word | NY-16-046 PDF - Dec 9, 2016 Kings County
NY-16-041 Word | NY-16-041 PDF - Dec 9, 2016 Kings County
NY-16-045 Word | NY-16-045 PDF - Dec 9, 2016 Bronx County
NY-16-051 Word | NY-16-051 PDF - Dec 2, 2016 Bronx County
NY-16-043 Word | NY-16-043 PDF - Nov 29, 2016 Queens County
NY-16-052 Word | NY-16-052 PDF - Nov 28, 2016 Queens County
NY-16-044 Word | NY-16-044 PDF - Nov 28, 2016 New York County
NY-16-040 Word | NY-16-040 PDF - Nov 28, 2016 Bronx County
NY-16-039 Word | NY-16-039 PDF - Nov 28, 2016 Kings County
NY-16-035 Word | NY-16-035 PDF - Nov 28, 2016 Kings County
NY-16-023 Word | NY-16-023 PDF - Nov 28, 2016 Kings County
NY-16-099 Word | NY-16-099 PDF - Oct 31, 2016 Bronx County