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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-16-114 Word | NY-16-114 PDF - Apr 5, 2017 NYC Regional Office Queens County
NY-16-134 Word | NY-16-134 PDF - Apr 3, 2017 NYC Regional Office Bronx County
SV-16-051 Word | SV-16-051 PDF - Mar 31, 2017 Westchester Regional Office Westchester County
BU-16-039 Word | BU-16-039 PDF - Mar 31, 2017 Buffalo Regional Office Erie County
SY-16-056 Word | SY-16-056 PDF - Mar 27, 2017 Syracuse Regional Office Oneida County
NY-16-101 Word | NY-16-101 PDF - Mar 24, 2017 NYC Regional Office New York County
NY-16-090 Word | NY-16-090 PDF - Mar 23, 2017 NYC Regional Office Bronx County
NY-16-105 Word | NY-16-105 PDF - Mar 23, 2017 NYC Regional Office Bronx County
BU-16-043 Word | BU-16-043 PDF - Mar 23, 2017 Buffalo Regional Office Erie County
AL-16-025 Word | AL-16-025 PDF - Mar 23, 2017 Albany Regional Office Schenectady County
AL-16-016 Word | AL-16-016 PDF - Mar 22, 2017 Albany Regional Office Saratoga County
NY-16-091 Word | NY-16-091 PDF - Mar 21, 2017 NYC Regional Office Kings County
NY-16-096 Word | NY-16-096 PDF - Mar 21, 2017 NYC Regional Office Queens County
NY-16-088 Word | NY-16-088 PDF - Mar 21, 2017 NYC Regional Office Queens County
NY-16-093 Word | NY-16-093 PDF - Mar 21, 2017 NYC Regional Office New York County
NY-16-087 Word | NY-16-087 PDF - Mar 21, 2017 NYC Regional Office New York County
NY-16-086 Word | NY-16-086 PDF - Mar 21, 2017 NYC Regional Office Queens County
NY-16-085 Word | NY-16-085 PDF - Mar 21, 2017 NYC Regional Office Kings County
NY-16-084 Word | NY-16-084 PDF - Mar 21, 2017 NYC Regional Office Bronx County
NY-16-078 Word | NY-16-078 PDF - Mar 21, 2017 NYC Regional Office Queens County
NY-16-074 Word | NY-16-074 PDF - Mar 21, 2017 NYC Regional Office Kings County
SV-16-036 Word | SV-16-036 PDF - Mar 21, 2017 Westchester Regional Office Sullivan County
RO-16-023 Word | RO-16-023 PDF - Mar 20, 2017 Rochester Regional Office Chemung County
BU-16-040 Word | BU-16-040 PDF - Mar 7, 2017 Buffalo Regional Office Chautauqua County
BU-16-038 Word | BU-16-038 PDF - Mar 7, 2017 Buffalo Regional Office Chautauqua County
SV-16-039 Word | SV-16-039 PDF - Mar 3, 2017 Westchester Regional Office Orange County
SV-16-020 Word | SV-16-020 PDF - Mar 2, 2017 Westchester Regional Office Suffolk County
BU-16-022 Word | BU-16-022 PDF - Mar 1, 2017 Buffalo Regional Office Erie County
SV-16-026 Word | SV-16-026 PDF - Feb 28, 2017 Westchester Regional Office Orange County
SV-16-040 Word | SV-16-040 PDF - Feb 23, 2017 Westchester Regional Office Nassau County
SV-16-033 Word | SV-16-033 PDF - Feb 23, 2017 Westchester Regional Office Westchester County
RO-16-010 Word | RO-16-010 PDF - Feb 16, 2017 Rochester Regional Office Monroe County
AL-16-028 Word | AL-16-028 PDF - Feb 16, 2017 Albany Regional Office Rensselaer County
AL-16-026 Word | AL-16-026 PDF - Feb 16, 2017 Albany Regional Office Rensselaer County
RO-16-011 Word | RO-16-011 PDF - Feb 15, 2017 Rochester Regional Office Monroe County
SY-16-035 Word | SY-16-035 PDF - Feb 14, 2017 Syracuse Regional Office Lewis County
SY-16-038 Word | SY-16-038 PDF - Feb 13, 2017 Syracuse Regional Office Onondaga County
SY-16-036 Word | SY-16-036 PDF - Feb 8, 2017 Syracuse Regional Office Broome County
NY-16-083 Word | NY-16-083 PDF - Feb 6, 2017 NYC Regional Office Queens County
AL-16-005 Word | AL-16-005 PDF - Feb 6, 2017 Albany Regional Office Montgomery County
NY-16-082 Word | NY-16-082 PDF - Feb 3, 2017 NYC Regional Office New York County
NY-16-081 Word | NY-16-081 PDF - Feb 3, 2017 NYC Regional Office Bronx County
NY-16-077 Word | NY-16-077 PDF - Feb 3, 2017 NYC Regional Office Queens County
NY-16-060 Word | NY-16-060 PDF - Feb 3, 2017 NYC Regional Office New York County
RO-16-015 Word | RO-16-015 PDF - Jan 30, 2017 Rochester Regional Office Monroe County
SV-16-023 Word | SV-16-023 PDF - Jan 25, 2017 Westchester Regional Office Westchester County
NY-16-071 Word | NY-16-071 PDF - Jan 25, 2017 NYC Regional Office Bronx County
NY-15-108 Word | NY-15-108 PDF - Jan 25, 2017 NYC Regional Office Bronx County
NY-16-079 Word | NY-16-079 PDF - Jan 25, 2017 NYC Regional Office New York County
SV-16-030 Word | SV-16-030 PDF - Jan 25, 2017 Westchester Regional Office Westchester County