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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-17-005 Word | AL-17-005 PDF - Jul 17, 2017 Albany Regional Office Clinton County
AL-16-017 Word | AL-16-017 PDF - Jul 12, 2017 Albany Regional Office Rensselaer County
NY-16-102 Word | NY-16-102 PDF - Jul 12, 2017 NYC Regional Office New York County
SY-17-001 Word | SY-17-001 PDF - Jul 12, 2017 Syracuse Regional Office Oswego County
AL-17-008 Word | AL-17-008 PDF - Jul 11, 2017 Albany Regional Office Washington County
NY-16-111 Word | NY-16-111 PDF - Jul 8, 2017 NYC Regional Office New York County
BU-17-006 Word | BU-17-006 PDF - Jul 7, 2017 Buffalo Regional Office Erie County
SY-17-006 Word | SY-17-006 PDF - Jul 7, 2017 Syracuse Regional Office Onondaga County
AL-16-022 Word | AL-16-022 PDF - Jul 7, 2017 Albany Regional Office Schenectady County
BU-17-008 Word | BU-17-008 PDF - Jul 5, 2017 Buffalo Regional Office Chautauqua County
NY-16-080 Word | NY-16-080 PDF - Jul 3, 2017 NYC Regional Office Queens County
SV-16-044 Word | SV-16-044 PDF - Jul 3, 2017 Westchester Regional Office Sullivan County
SY-16-051 Word | SY-16-051 PDF - Jun 30, 2017 Syracuse Regional Office Onondaga County
NY-16-067 Word | NY-16-067 PDF - Jun 30, 2017 NYC Regional Office Kings County
NY-16-132 Word | NY-16-132 PDF - Jun 30, 2017 NYC Regional Office Bronx County
NY-16-104 Word | NY-16-104 PDF - Jun 30, 2017 NYC Regional Office New York County
NY-16-138 Word | NY-16-138 PDF - Jun 30, 2017 NYC Regional Office Richmond County
NY-16-135 Word | NY-16-135 PDF - Jun 30, 2017 NYC Regional Office Kings County
NY-16-130 Word | NY-16-130 PDF - Jun 30, 2017 NYC Regional Office Bronx County
NY-16-128 Word | NY-16-128 PDF - Jun 30, 2017 NYC Regional Office Bronx County
NY-16-127 Word | NY-16-127 PDF - Jun 30, 2017 NYC Regional Office Bronx County
NY-16-126 Word | NY-16-126 PDF - Jun 30, 2017 NYC Regional Office Bronx County
NY-16-125 Word | NY-16-125 PDF - Jun 30, 2017 NYC Regional Office Kings County
NY-16-123 Word | NY-16-123 PDF - Jun 30, 2017 NYC Regional Office Bronx County
NY-16-119 Word | NY-16-119 PDF - Jun 30, 2017 NYC Regional Office Kings County
SY-16-054 Word | SY-16-054 PDF - Jun 29, 2017 Syracuse Regional Office Broome County
SY-16-039 Word | SY-16-039 PDF - Jun 29, 2017 Syracuse Regional Office Broome County
RO-17-002 Word | RO-17-002 PDF - Jun 28, 2017 Rochester Regional Office Chemung County
AL-16-015 Word | AL-16-015 PDF - Jun 28, 2017 Albany Regional Office Clinton County
SY-17-003 Word | SY-17-003 PDF - Jun 23, 2017 Syracuse Regional Office Madison County
BU-17-003 Word | BU-17-003 PDF - Jun 22, 2017 Buffalo Regional Office Erie County
RO-16-027 Word | RO-16-027 PDF - Jun 20, 2017 Rochester Regional Office Monroe County
SY-16-050 Word | SY-16-050 PDF - Jun 19, 2017 Syracuse Regional Office Cayuga County
SY-17-002 Word | SY-17-002 PDF - Jun 15, 2017 Syracuse Regional Office Onondaga County
SY-16-049 Word | SY-16-049 PDF - Jun 15, 2017 Syracuse Regional Office Onondaga County
AL-17-001 Word | AL-17-001 PDF - Jun 14, 2017 Albany Regional Office Albany County
AL-16-014 Word | AL-16-014 PDF - Jun 13, 2017 Albany Regional Office Fulton County
RO-17-001 Word | RO-17-001 PDF - Jun 12, 2017 Rochester Regional Office Monroe County
AL-17-007 Word | AL-17-007 PDF - Jun 12, 2017 Albany Regional Office Warren County
SY-16-047 Word | SY-16-047 PDF - Jun 9, 2017 Syracuse Regional Office Onondaga County
SY-16-042 Word | SY-16-042 PDF - Jun 9, 2017 Syracuse Regional Office Broome County
SV-16-052 Word | SV-16-052 PDF - Jun 8, 2017 Westchester Regional Office Westchester County
AL-17-003 Word | AL-17-003 PDF - Jun 8, 2017 Albany Regional Office Fulton County
SY-16-052 Word | SY-16-052 PDF - Jun 8, 2017 Syracuse Regional Office Onondaga County
AL-17-002 Word | AL-17-002 PDF - Jun 8, 2017 Albany Regional Office Franklin County
BU-16-031 Word | BU-16-031 PDF - Jun 7, 2017 Buffalo Regional Office Erie County
AL-16-029 Word | AL-16-029 PDF - Jun 2, 2017 Albany Regional Office Columbia County
NY-16-063 Word | NY-16-063 PDF - May 31, 2017 NYC Regional Office Kings County
NY-16-137 Word | NY-16-137 PDF - May 31, 2017 NYC Regional Office New York County
NY-16-129 Word | NY-16-129 PDF - May 31, 2017 NYC Regional Office Queens County