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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-16-042 Word | NY-16-042 PDF - Oct 27, 2016 Queens County
NY-16-036 Word | NY-16-036 PDF - Oct 26, 2016 Kings County
NY-16-037 Word | NY-16-037 PDF - Oct 26, 2016 Bronx County
NY-16-034 Word | NY-16-034 PDF - Oct 26, 2016 Bronx County
NY-16-032 Word | NY-16-032 PDF - Oct 26, 2016 New York County
NY-16-031 Word | NY-16-031 PDF - Oct 26, 2016 Kings County
NY-16-030 Word | NY-16-030 PDF - Oct 26, 2016 Bronx County
NY-16-029 Word | NY-16-029 PDF - Oct 26, 2016 Queens County
NY-16-026 Word | NY-16-026 PDF - Sep 19, 2016 New York County
NY-16-028 Word | NY-16-028 PDF - Sep 6, 2016 New York County
NY-16-022 Word | NY-16-022 PDF - Sep 2, 2016 Bronx County
NY-16-024 Word | NY-16-024 PDF - Aug 23, 2016 Richmond County
NY-16-021 Word | NY-16-021 PDF - Aug 23, 2016 New York County
NY-16-020 Word | NY-16-020 PDF - Aug 23, 2016 Kings County
NY-16-017 Word | NY-16-017 PDF - Aug 23, 2016 Richmond County
NY-16-019 Word | NY-16-019 PDF - Aug 16, 2016 Bronx County
NY-16-018 Word | NY-16-018 PDF - Aug 11, 2016 New York County
NY-16-033 Word | NY-16-033 PDF - Aug 11, 2016 Kings County
NY-16-012 Word | NY-16-012 PDF - Aug 10, 2016 New York County
NY-16-010 Word | NY-16-010 PDF - Aug 9, 2016 New York County
NY-16-014 Word | NY-16-014 PDF - Aug 8, 2016 New York County
NY-16-013 Word | NY-16-013 PDF - Aug 3, 2016 Bronx County
NY-16-006 Word | NY-16-006 PDF - Jul 26, 2016 Bronx County
NY-16-007 Word | NY-16-007 PDF - Jul 26, 2016 Bronx County
NY-16-011 Word | NY-16-011 PDF - Jul 26, 2016 Richmond County
NY-16-002 Word | NY-16-002 PDF - Jul 8, 2016 New York County
NY-16-003 Word | NY-16-003 PDF - Jul 8, 2016 Bronx County
NY-16-001 Word | NY-16-001 PDF - Jul 8, 2016 Bronx County
NY-16-025 Word | NY-16-025 PDF - Jul 6, 2016 Bronx County
NY-15-096 Word | NY-15-096 PDF - Jun 1, 2016 Richmond County
NY-15-106 Word | NY-15-106 PDF - Jun 1, 2016 Bronx County
NY-15-101 Word | NY-15-101 PDF - May 18, 2016 Bronx County
NY-15-099 Word | NY-15-099 PDF - May 17, 2016 Bronx County
NY-15-104 Word | NY-15-104 PDF - May 11, 2016 Bronx County
NY-15-094 Word | NY-15-094 PDF - May 11, 2016 New York County
NY-16-009 Word | NY-16-009 PDF - May 10, 2016 Kings County
NY-15-095 Word | NY-15-095 PDF - May 3, 2016 Queens County
NY-15-107 Word | NY-15-107 PDF - May 2, 2016 Office of Special Investigations
NY-15-089 Word | NY-15-089 PDF - Apr 29, 2016 Bronx County
NY-15-082 Word | NY-15-082 PDF - Apr 26, 2016 Bronx County
NY-15-090 Word | NY-15-090 PDF - Apr 26, 2016 Kings County
NY-15-092 Word | NY-15-092 PDF - Apr 25, 2016 New York County
NY-15-102 Word | NY-15-102 PDF - Apr 21, 2016 Bronx County
NY-15-105 Word | NY-15-105 PDF - Apr 19, 2016 Richmond County
NY-15-088 Word | NY-15-088 PDF - Apr 19, 2016 New York County
NY-15-080 Word | NY-15-080 PDF - Apr 11, 2016 Bronx County
NY-15-078 Word | NY-15-078 PDF - Apr 11, 2016 Bronx County
NY-15-085 Word | NY-15-085 PDF - Apr 11, 2016 Kings County
NY-15-065 Word | NY-15-065 PDF - Apr 11, 2016 Bronx County
NY-15-091 Word | NY-15-091 PDF - Apr 8, 2016 Bronx County