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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 : All Regions

Links Date Released Regional Office County
AL-15-027 Word | AL-15-027 PDF - May 19, 2016 Albany Regional Office Rensselaer County
RO-15-034 Word | RO-15-034 PDF - May 19, 2016 Rochester Regional Office Chemung County
NY-15-101 Word | NY-15-101 PDF - May 18, 2016 NYC Regional Office Bronx County
AL-15-030 Word | AL-15-030 PDF - May 17, 2016 Albany Regional Office Schenectady County
AL-15-024 Word | AL-15-024 PDF - May 17, 2016 Albany Regional Office Columbia County
NY-15-099 Word | NY-15-099 PDF - May 17, 2016 NYC Regional Office Bronx County
SY-15-037 Word | SY-15-037 PDF - May 16, 2016 Syracuse Regional Office Broome County
RO-15-037 Word | RO-15-037 PDF - May 13, 2016 Rochester Regional Office Monroe County
AL-15-020 Word | AL-15-020 PDF - May 12, 2016 Albany Regional Office Schenectady County
NY-15-104 Word | NY-15-104 PDF - May 11, 2016 NYC Regional Office Bronx County
NY-15-094 Word | NY-15-094 PDF - May 11, 2016 NYC Regional Office New York County
RO-15-032 Word | RO-15-032 PDF - May 11, 2016 Rochester Regional Office Monroe County
NY-16-009 Word | NY-16-009 PDF - May 10, 2016 NYC Regional Office Kings County
BU-15-033 Word | BU-15-033 PDF - May 10, 2016 Buffalo Regional Office Erie County
SV-16-002 Word | SV-16-002 PDF - May 4, 2016 Westchester Regional Office Nassau County
SV-15-042 Word | SV-15-042 PDF - May 3, 2016 Westchester Regional Office Suffolk County
NY-15-095 Word | NY-15-095 PDF - May 3, 2016 NYC Regional Office Queens County
SV-15-040 Word | SV-15-040 PDF - May 3, 2016 Westchester Regional Office Sullivan County
NY-15-107 Word | NY-15-107 PDF - May 2, 2016 NYC Regional Office Office of Special Investigations
AL-15-018 Word | AL-15-018 PDF - May 2, 2016 Albany Regional Office Franklin County
BU-15-042 Word | BU-15-042 PDF - May 2, 2016 Buffalo Regional Office Erie County
BU-15-041 Word | BU-15-041 PDF - May 2, 2016 Buffalo Regional Office Erie County
NY-15-089 Word | NY-15-089 PDF - Apr 29, 2016 NYC Regional Office Bronx County
BU-15-024 Word | BU-15-024 PDF - Apr 27, 2016 Buffalo Regional Office Wyoming County
NY-15-082 Word | NY-15-082 PDF - Apr 26, 2016 NYC Regional Office Bronx County
NY-15-090 Word | NY-15-090 PDF - Apr 26, 2016 NYC Regional Office Kings County
NY-15-092 Word | NY-15-092 PDF - Apr 25, 2016 NYC Regional Office New York County
SV-15-033 Word | SV-15-033 PDF - Apr 25, 2016 Westchester Regional Office Ulster County
BU-15-035 Word | BU-15-035 PDF - Apr 22, 2016 Buffalo Regional Office Chautauqua County
BU-15-021 Word | BU-15-021 PDF - Apr 22, 2016 Buffalo Regional Office Niagara County
BU-15-040 Word | BU-15-040 PDF - Apr 22, 2016 Buffalo Regional Office Erie County
BU-15-037 Word | BU-15-037 PDF - Apr 22, 2016 Buffalo Regional Office Erie County
RO-15-040 Word | RO-15-040 PDF - Apr 22, 2016 Rochester Regional Office Monroe County
RO-15-033 Word | RO-15-033 PDF - Apr 22, 2016 Rochester Regional Office Monroe County
NY-15-102 Word | NY-15-102 PDF - Apr 21, 2016 NYC Regional Office Bronx County
RO-15-031 Word | RO-15-031 PDF - Apr 19, 2016 Rochester Regional Office Chemung County
NY-15-105 Word | NY-15-105 PDF - Apr 19, 2016 NYC Regional Office Richmond County
NY-15-088 Word | NY-15-088 PDF - Apr 19, 2016 NYC Regional Office New York County
BU-15-023 Word | BU-15-023 PDF - Apr 15, 2016 Buffalo Regional Office Niagara County
BU-15-039 Word | BU-15-039 PDF - Apr 15, 2016 Buffalo Regional Office Erie County
BU-15-026 Word | BU-15-026 PDF - Apr 15, 2016 Buffalo Regional Office Erie County
BU-15-020 Word | BU-15-020 PDF - Apr 15, 2016 Buffalo Regional Office Chautauqua County
BU-15-028 Word | BU-15-028 PDF - Apr 15, 2016 Buffalo Regional Office Erie County
SY-15-036 Word | SY-15-036 PDF - Apr 15, 2016 Syracuse Regional Office Broome County
NY-15-080 Word | NY-15-080 PDF - Apr 11, 2016 NYC Regional Office Bronx County
NY-15-078 Word | NY-15-078 PDF - Apr 11, 2016 NYC Regional Office Bronx County
NY-15-085 Word | NY-15-085 PDF - Apr 11, 2016 NYC Regional Office Kings County
NY-15-065 Word | NY-15-065 PDF - Apr 11, 2016 NYC Regional Office Bronx County
NY-15-091 Word | NY-15-091 PDF - Apr 8, 2016 NYC Regional Office Bronx County
BU-15-030 Word | BU-15-030 PDF - Apr 8, 2016 Buffalo Regional Office Erie County