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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
SY-18-010 Word | SY-18-010 PDF - Jul 11, 2018 Syracuse Regional Office Chenango County
SY-18-012 Word | SY-18-012 PDF - Jul 11, 2018 Syracuse Regional Office Oneida County
NY-18-005 Word | NY-18-005 PDF - Jul 10, 2018 NYC Regional Office Kings County
NY-18-006 Word | NY-18-006 PDF - Jul 9, 2018 NYC Regional Office Bronx County
SV-18-023 Word | SV-18-023 PDF - Jul 9, 2018 Westchester Regional Office Ulster County
SV-18-006 Word | SV-18-006 PDF - Jul 9, 2018 Westchester Regional Office Putnam County
NY-18-008 Word | NY-18-008 PDF - Jul 6, 2018 NYC Regional Office Bronx County
NY-18-001 Word | NY-18-001 PDF - Jul 3, 2018 NYC Regional Office Kings County
NY-18-002 Word | NY-18-002 PDF - Jul 3, 2018 NYC Regional Office Bronx County
RO-18-004 Word | RO-18-004 PDF - Jul 3, 2018 Rochester Regional Office Monroe County
SV-18-017 Word | SV-18-017 PDF - Jul 2, 2018 Westchester Regional Office Nassau County
SV-18-010 Word | SV-18-010 PDF - Jul 2, 2018 Westchester Regional Office Westchester County
SV-18-005 Word | SV-18-005 PDF - Jun 29, 2018 Westchester Regional Office Orange County
SV-18-013 Word | SV-18-013 PDF - Jun 27, 2018 Westchester Regional Office Dutchess County
BU-18-005 Word | BU-18-005 PDF - Jun 26, 2018 Buffalo Regional Office Chautauqua County
SV-18-009 Word | SV-18-009 PDF - Jun 21, 2018 Westchester Regional Office Westchester County
BU-18-002 Word | BU-18-002 PDF - Jun 19, 2018 Buffalo Regional Office Erie County
NY-17-144 Word | NY-17-144 PDF - Jun 18, 2018 NYC Regional Office New York County
NY-17-145 Word | NY-17-145 PDF - Jun 18, 2018 NYC Regional Office Kings County
BU-18-001 Word | BU-18-001 PDF - Jun 18, 2018 Buffalo Regional Office Erie County
NY-17-147 Word | NY-17-147 PDF - Jun 18, 2018 NYC Regional Office Richmond County
BU-18-007 Word | BU-18-007 PDF - Jun 18, 2018 Buffalo Regional Office Erie County
SY-18-003 Word | SY-18-003 PDF - Jun 18, 2018 Syracuse Regional Office Onondaga County
SY-18-001 Word | SY-18-001 PDF - Jun 15, 2018 Syracuse Regional Office Tompkins County
SV-18-008 Word | SV-18-008 PDF - Jun 15, 2018 Westchester Regional Office Westchester County
NY-17-143 Word | NY-17-143 PDF - Jun 14, 2018 NYC Regional Office Bronx County
NY-18-003 Word | NY-18-003 PDF - Jun 13, 2018 NYC Regional Office New York County
SV-18-002 Word | SV-18-002 PDF - Jun 13, 2018 Westchester Regional Office Ulster County
AL-18-001 Word | AL-18-001 PDF - Jun 13, 2018 Albany Regional Office Rensselaer County
SY-17-057 Word | SY-17-057 PDF - Jun 12, 2018 Syracuse Regional Office Oswego County
SY-18-015 Word | SY-18-015 PDF - Jun 8, 2018 Syracuse Regional Office Onondaga County
RO-18-001 Word | RO-18-001 PDF - Jun 8, 2018 Rochester Regional Office Monroe County
RO-17-045 Word | RO-17-045 PDF - Jun 7, 2018 Rochester Regional Office Monroe County
NY-17-134 Word | NY-17-134 PDF - Jun 6, 2018 NYC Regional Office Kings County
RO-17-043 Word | RO-17-043 PDF - Jun 6, 2018 Rochester Regional Office Monroe County
SV-18-004 Word | SV-18-004 PDF - Jun 6, 2018 Westchester Regional Office Suffolk County
NY-17-138 Word | NY-17-138 PDF - Jun 6, 2018 NYC Regional Office Bronx County
SV-17-061 Word | SV-17-061 PDF - Jun 6, 2018 Westchester Regional Office Suffolk County
SY-17-056 Word | SY-17-056 PDF - Jun 5, 2018 Syracuse Regional Office Broome County
NY-17-135 Word | NY-17-135 PDF - Jun 1, 2018 NYC Regional Office Bronx County
RO-17-051 Word | RO-17-051 PDF - Jun 1, 2018 Rochester Regional Office Monroe County
SV-17-058 Word | SV-17-058 PDF - May 31, 2018 Westchester Regional Office Ulster County
RO-17-049 Word | RO-17-049 PDF - May 29, 2018 Rochester Regional Office Monroe County
SV-17-059 Word | SV-17-059 PDF - May 29, 2018 Westchester Regional Office Westchester County
RO-18-003 Word | RO-18-003 PDF - May 29, 2018 Rochester Regional Office Monroe County
RO-17-047 Word | RO-17-047 PDF - May 29, 2018 Rochester Regional Office Monroe County
RO-18-002 Word | RO-18-002 PDF - May 29, 2018 Rochester Regional Office Monroe County
BU-17-036 Word | BU-17-036 PDF - May 29, 2018 Buffalo Regional Office Cattaraugus County
NY-18-004 Word | NY-18-004 PDF - May 29, 2018 NYC Regional Office Queens County
BU-18-003 Word | BU-18-003 PDF - May 25, 2018 Buffalo Regional Office Niagara County