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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-17-041 Word | NY-17-041 PDF - Nov 1, 2017 Richmond County
NY-17-031 Word | NY-17-031 PDF - Nov 1, 2017 Queens County
NY-17-036 Word | NY-17-036 PDF - Oct 10, 2017 New York County
NY-17-023 Word | NY-17-023 PDF - Oct 6, 2017 Kings County
NY-17-030 Word | NY-17-030 PDF - Oct 6, 2017 Kings County
NY-17-024 Word | NY-17-024 PDF - Oct 6, 2017 Queens County
NY-17-033 Word | NY-17-033 PDF - Sep 29, 2017 Queens County
NY-17-035 Word | NY-17-035 PDF - Sep 25, 2017 Kings County
NY-17-025 Word | NY-17-025 PDF - Sep 25, 2017 New York County
NY-17-034 Word | NY-17-034 PDF - Sep 19, 2017 Richmond County
NY-17-032 Word | NY-17-032 PDF - Sep 19, 2017 Kings County
NY-17-020 Word | NY-17-020 PDF - Sep 1, 2017 Kings County
NY-17-026 Word | NY-17-026 PDF - Aug 29, 2017 Queens County
NY-17-028 Word | NY-17-028 PDF - Aug 22, 2017 New York County
NY-17-022 Word | NY-17-022 PDF - Aug 22, 2017 Kings County
NY-17-016 Word | NY-17-016 PDF - Aug 14, 2017 New York County
NY-17-019 Word | NY-17-019 PDF - Aug 14, 2017 Kings County
NY-17-017 Word | NY-17-017 PDF - Aug 14, 2017 Richmond County
NY-17-012 Word | NY-17-012 PDF - Aug 14, 2017 Richmond County
NY-17-009 Word | NY-17-009 PDF - Aug 14, 2017 Richmond County
NY-17-004 Word | NY-17-004 PDF - Aug 14, 2017 Kings County
NY-17-011 Word | NY-17-011 PDF - Aug 7, 2017 Queens County
NY-17-010 Word | NY-17-010 PDF - Aug 7, 2017 Bronx County
NY-17-002 Word | NY-17-002 PDF - Aug 7, 2017 Queens County
NY-17-027 Word | NY-17-027 PDF - Jul 25, 2017 Kings County
NY-17-021 Word | NY-17-021 PDF - Jul 25, 2017 Bronx 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