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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
NY-16-115 Word | NY-16-115 PDF - May 31, 2017 NYC Regional Office Bronx County
NY-16-106 Word | NY-16-106 PDF - May 31, 2017 NYC Regional Office Bronx County
SY-16-064 Word | SY-16-064 PDF - May 31, 2017 Syracuse Regional Office Tompkins County
NY-16-117 Word | NY-16-117 PDF - May 30, 2017 NYC Regional Office Queens County
NY-16-107 Word | NY-16-107 PDF - May 30, 2017 NYC Regional Office Kings County
NY-16-113 Word | NY-16-113 PDF - May 30, 2017 NYC Regional Office Queens County
NY-16-108 Word | NY-16-108 PDF - May 30, 2017 NYC Regional Office Bronx County
NY-16-133 Word | NY-16-133 PDF - May 30, 2017 NYC Regional Office Bronx County
NY-16-124 Word | NY-16-124 PDF - May 30, 2017 NYC Regional Office Queens County
NY-16-116 Word | NY-16-116 PDF - May 30, 2017 NYC Regional Office Office of Special Investigations
NY-16-109 Word | NY-16-109 PDF - May 30, 2017 NYC Regional Office Office of Special Investigations
NY-16-120 Word | NY-16-120 PDF - May 30, 2017 NYC Regional Office Bronx County
NY-16-131 Word | NY-16-131 PDF - May 30, 2017 NYC Regional Office New York County
NY-16-122 Word | NY-16-122 PDF - May 30, 2017 NYC Regional Office Queens County
NY-16-118 Word | NY-16-118 PDF - May 30, 2017 NYC Regional Office Queens County
NY-16-110 Word | NY-16-110 PDF - May 30, 2017 NYC Regional Office Kings County
NY-16-100 Word | NY-16-100 PDF - May 30, 2017 NYC Regional Office New York County
NY-16-098 Word | NY-16-098 PDF - May 30, 2017 NYC Regional Office Richmond County
NY-16-097 Word | NY-16-097 PDF - May 30, 2017 NYC Regional Office Kings County
NY-16-095 Word | NY-16-095 PDF - May 30, 2017 NYC Regional Office Queens County
NY-16-094 Word | NY-16-094 PDF - May 30, 2017 NYC Regional Office Bronx County
NY-16-092 Word | NY-16-092 PDF - May 30, 2017 NYC Regional Office Kings County
NY-16-089 Word | NY-16-089 PDF - May 30, 2017 NYC Regional Office Kings County
SY-16-053 Word | SY-16-053 PDF - May 18, 2017 Syracuse Regional Office Lewis County
SV-17-004 Word | SV-17-004 PDF - May 16, 2017 Westchester Regional Office Suffolk County
AL-17-004 Word | AL-17-004 PDF - May 16, 2017 Albany Regional Office Schenectady County
BU-16-044 Word | BU-16-044 PDF - May 15, 2017 Buffalo Regional Office Erie County
SY-16-046 Word | SY-16-046 PDF - May 11, 2017 Syracuse Regional Office Oneida County
SY-16-063 Word | SY-16-063 PDF - May 11, 2017 Syracuse Regional Office Broome County
SV-16-028 Word | SV-16-028 PDF - May 10, 2017 Westchester Regional Office Dutchess County
SV-16-038 Word | SV-16-038 PDF - May 9, 2017 Westchester Regional Office Ulster County
RO-16-024 Word | RO-16-024 PDF - May 9, 2017 Rochester Regional Office Monroe County
RO-16-019 Word | RO-16-019 PDF - May 5, 2017 Rochester Regional Office Monroe County
AL-16-030 Word | AL-16-030 PDF - May 5, 2017 Albany Regional Office Greene County
BU-16-042 Word | BU-16-042 PDF - Apr 26, 2017 Buffalo Regional Office Niagara County
SY-16-057 Word | SY-16-057 PDF - Apr 26, 2017 Syracuse Regional Office Onondaga County
RO-16-025 Word | RO-16-025 PDF - Apr 25, 2017 Rochester Regional Office Livingston County
SY-16-058 Word | SY-16-058 PDF - Apr 24, 2017 Syracuse Regional Office Onondaga County
SV-17-002 Word | SV-17-002 PDF - Apr 21, 2017 Westchester Regional Office Suffolk County
SY-16-060 Word | SY-16-060 PDF - Apr 21, 2017 Syracuse Regional Office Onondaga County
BU-17-001 Word | BU-17-001 PDF - Apr 20, 2017 Buffalo Regional Office Genesee County
RO-16-022 Word | RO-16-022 PDF - Apr 19, 2017 Rochester Regional Office Seneca County
SY-16-041 Word | SY-16-041 PDF - Apr 18, 2017 Syracuse Regional Office Cayuga County
BU-16-034 Word | BU-16-034 PDF - Apr 17, 2017 Buffalo Regional Office Chautauqua County
BU-16-037 Word | BU-16-037 PDF - Apr 14, 2017 Buffalo Regional Office Erie County
BU-16-030 Word | BU-16-030 PDF - Apr 13, 2017 Buffalo Regional Office Chautauqua County
SY-16-055 Word | SY-16-055 PDF - Apr 11, 2017 Syracuse Regional Office Broome County
AL-16-021 Word | AL-16-021 PDF - Apr 10, 2017 Albany Regional Office Greene County
SV-16-043 Word | SV-16-043 PDF - Apr 7, 2017 Westchester Regional Office Suffolk County
SY-16-043 Word | SY-16-043 PDF - Apr 7, 2017 Syracuse Regional Office Oneida County