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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 : All Regions

Links Date Released Regional Office County
AL-15-006 Word | AL-15-006 PDF - Jul 15, 2015 Albany Regional Office Delaware County
SV-14-021 Word | SV-14-021 PDF - Jul 14, 2015 Westchester Regional Office Westchester County
SV-14-012 Word | SV-14-012 PDF - Jul 9, 2015 Westchester Regional Office Westchester County
SV-14-024 Word | SV-14-024 PDF - Jul 8, 2015 Westchester Regional Office Westchester County
SV-14-027 Word | SV-14-027 PDF - Jul 7, 2015 Westchester Regional Office Westchester County
SV-13-049 Word | SV-13-049 PDF - Jul 3, 2015 Westchester Regional Office Ulster County
SV-14-033 Word | SV-14-033 PDF - Jul 2, 2015 Westchester Regional Office Suffolk County
SY-14-036 Word | SY-14-036 PDF - Jul 2, 2015 Syracuse Regional Office Onondaga County
SV-14-030 Word | SV-14-030 PDF - Jul 1, 2015 Westchester Regional Office Rockland County
RO-15-001 Word | RO-15-001 PDF - Jul 1, 2015 Rochester Regional Office Monroe County
SV-13-046 Word | SV-13-046 PDF - Jul 1, 2015 Westchester Regional Office Suffolk County
SV-14-034 Word | SV-14-034 PDF - Jul 1, 2015 Westchester Regional Office Suffolk County
SV-14-025 Word | SV-14-025 PDF - Jun 30, 2015 Westchester Regional Office Orange County
SV-14-023 Word | SV-14-023 PDF - Jun 30, 2015 Westchester Regional Office Suffolk County
SV-14-032 Word | SV-14-032 PDF - Jun 30, 2015 Westchester Regional Office Suffolk County
SV-14-013 Word | SV-14-013 PDF - Jun 30, 2015 Westchester Regional Office Nassau County
SV-14-010 Word | SV-14-010 PDF - Jun 29, 2015 Westchester Regional Office Nassau County
NY-15-001 Word | NY-15-001 PDF - Jun 29, 2015 NYC Regional Office Albany County
SV-14-003 Word | SV-14-003 PDF - Jun 29, 2015 Westchester Regional Office Orange County
SV-14-014 Word | SV-14-014 PDF - Jun 29, 2015 Westchester Regional Office Orange County
SV-14-026 Word | SV-14-026 PDF - Jun 26, 2015 Westchester Regional Office Suffolk County
SP-13-030 Word | SP-13-030 PDF - Jun 26, 2015 Albany Regional Office Suffolk County
SV-14-031 Word | SV-14-031 PDF - Jun 25, 2015 Westchester Regional Office Dutchess County
SV-14-019 Word | SV-14-019 PDF - Jun 25, 2015 Westchester Regional Office Ulster County
RO-15-005 Word | RO-15-005 PDF - Jun 23, 2015 Rochester Regional Office Monroe County
AL-14-035 Word | AL-14-035 PDF - Jun 19, 2015 Albany Regional Office Greene County
AL-14-038 Word | AL-14-038 PDF - Jun 19, 2015 Albany Regional Office Albany County
RO-14-023 Word | RO-14-023 PDF - Jun 17, 2015 Rochester Regional Office Chemung County
NY-15-003 Word | NY-15-003 PDF - Jun 16, 2015 NYC Regional Office Bronx County
NY-14-141 Word | NY-14-141 PDF - Jun 16, 2015 NYC Regional Office New York County
SY-14-025 Word | SY-14-025 PDF - Jun 15, 2015 Syracuse Regional Office Cayuga County
NY-15-005 Word | NY-15-005 PDF - Jun 12, 2015 NYC Regional Office Bronx County
NY-14-136 Word | NY-14-136 PDF - Jun 12, 2015 NYC Regional Office Bronx County
SV-13-042 Word | SV-13-042 PDF - Jun 11, 2015 Westchester Regional Office Westchester County
SV-13-048 Word | SV-13-048 PDF - Jun 9, 2015 Westchester Regional Office Rockland County
SV-13-044 Word | SV-13-044 PDF - Jun 9, 2015 Westchester Regional Office Suffolk County
SV-14-008 Word | SV-14-008 PDF - Jun 9, 2015 Westchester Regional Office Suffolk County
NY-14-139 Word | NY-14-139 PDF - Jun 8, 2015 NYC Regional Office Queens County
NY-15-033 Word | NY-15-033 PDF - Jun 8, 2015 NYC Regional Office New York County
NY-14-133 Word | NY-14-133 PDF - Jun 8, 2015 NYC Regional Office Bronx County
AL-14-033 Word | AL-14-033 PDF - Jun 8, 2015 Albany Regional Office Schenectady County
NY-14-131 Word | NY-14-131 PDF - Jun 3, 2015 NYC Regional Office Kings County
AL-14-048 Word | AL-14-048 PDF - Jun 3, 2015 Albany Regional Office Schenectady County
NY-14-134 Word | NY-14-134 PDF - Jun 1, 2015 NYC Regional Office Bronx County
NY-14-135 Word | NY-14-135 PDF - Jun 1, 2015 NYC Regional Office New York County
NY-14-127 Word | NY-14-127 PDF - Jun 1, 2015 NYC Regional Office New York County
SY-14-020 Word | SY-14-020 PDF - May 27, 2015 Syracuse Regional Office Oswego County
SY-14-034 Word | SY-14-034 PDF - May 27, 2015 Syracuse Regional Office Jefferson County
NY-14-125 Word | NY-14-125 PDF - May 26, 2015 NYC Regional Office Kings County
SV-14-028 Word | SV-14-028 PDF - May 21, 2015 Westchester Regional Office Orange County