Child Fatality Reports: Westchester 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: Westchester Regional Office

Links Date Released County
SV-14-034 Word | SV-14-034 PDF - Jul 1, 2015 Suffolk County
SV-14-025 Word | SV-14-025 PDF - Jun 30, 2015 Orange County
SV-14-023 Word | SV-14-023 PDF - Jun 30, 2015 Suffolk County
SV-14-032 Word | SV-14-032 PDF - Jun 30, 2015 Suffolk County
SV-14-013 Word | SV-14-013 PDF - Jun 30, 2015 Nassau County
SV-14-010 Word | SV-14-010 PDF - Jun 29, 2015 Nassau County
SV-14-003 Word | SV-14-003 PDF - Jun 29, 2015 Orange County
SV-14-014 Word | SV-14-014 PDF - Jun 29, 2015 Orange County
SV-14-026 Word | SV-14-026 PDF - Jun 26, 2015 Suffolk County
SV-14-031 Word | SV-14-031 PDF - Jun 25, 2015 Dutchess County
SV-14-019 Word | SV-14-019 PDF - Jun 25, 2015 Ulster County
SV-13-042 Word | SV-13-042 PDF - Jun 11, 2015 Westchester County
SV-13-048 Word | SV-13-048 PDF - Jun 9, 2015 Rockland County
SV-13-044 Word | SV-13-044 PDF - Jun 9, 2015 Suffolk County
SV-14-008 Word | SV-14-008 PDF - Jun 9, 2015 Suffolk County
SV-14-028 Word | SV-14-028 PDF - May 21, 2015 Orange County
SV-13-047 Word | SV-13-047 PDF - Apr 8, 2015 Westchester County
SV-15-002 Word | SV-15-002 PDF - Mar 31, 2015 Suffolk County
SV-14-022 Word | SV-14-022 PDF - Mar 31, 2015 Suffolk County