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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-17-103 Word | NY-17-103 PDF - Apr 3, 2018 NYC Regional Office New York County
NY-17-119 Word | NY-17-119 PDF - Apr 3, 2018 NYC Regional Office Queens County
NY-17-107 Word | NY-17-107 PDF - Apr 3, 2018 NYC Regional Office Bronx County
SV-17-048 Word | SV-17-048 PDF - Mar 30, 2018 Westchester Regional Office Suffolk County
SY-17-051 Word | SY-17-051 PDF - Mar 30, 2018 Syracuse Regional Office Jefferson County
NY-17-115 Word | NY-17-115 PDF - Mar 28, 2018 NYC Regional Office Queens County
SV-17-040 Word | SV-17-040 PDF - Mar 27, 2018 Westchester Regional Office Suffolk County
SY-17-048 Word | SY-17-048 PDF - Mar 26, 2018 Syracuse Regional Office Oneida County
NY-17-100 Word | NY-17-100 PDF - Mar 23, 2018 NYC Regional Office Kings County
SY-17-047 Word | SY-17-047 PDF - Mar 23, 2018 Syracuse Regional Office Broome County
AL-17-028 Word | AL-17-028 PDF - Mar 21, 2018 Albany Regional Office Warren County
NY-17-122 Word | NY-17-122 PDF - Mar 20, 2018 NYC Regional Office Bronx County
BU-17-028 Word | BU-17-028 PDF - Mar 20, 2018 Buffalo Regional Office Niagara County
BU-17-027 Word | BU-17-027 PDF - Mar 19, 2018 Buffalo Regional Office Erie County
NY-17-113 Word | NY-17-113 PDF - Mar 16, 2018 NYC Regional Office Queens County
NY-17-093 Word | NY-17-093 PDF - Mar 16, 2018 NYC Regional Office Bronx County
SV-17-042 Word | SV-17-042 PDF - Mar 15, 2018 Westchester Regional Office Sullivan County
RO-17-036 Word | RO-17-036 PDF - Mar 15, 2018 Rochester Regional Office Monroe County
AL-17-034 Word | AL-17-034 PDF - Mar 14, 2018 Albany Regional Office Schenectady County
NY-17-101 Word | NY-17-101 PDF - Mar 12, 2018 NYC Regional Office Kings County
SV-17-051 Word | SV-17-051 PDF - Mar 12, 2018 Westchester Regional Office Westchester County
BU-17-025 Word | BU-17-025 PDF - Mar 12, 2018 Buffalo Regional Office Chautauqua County
NY-17-105 Word | NY-17-105 PDF - Mar 12, 2018 NYC Regional Office New York County
RO-17-035 Word | RO-17-035 PDF - Mar 12, 2018 Rochester Regional Office Monroe County
NY-17-121 Word | NY-17-121 PDF - Mar 12, 2018 NYC Regional Office Queens County
NY-17-109 Word | NY-17-109 PDF - Mar 12, 2018 NYC Regional Office Richmond County
NY-17-104 Word | NY-17-104 PDF - Mar 8, 2018 NYC Regional Office Kings County
SV-17-046 Word | SV-17-046 PDF - Mar 6, 2018 Westchester Regional Office Westchester County
SV-17-044 Word | SV-17-044 PDF - Mar 6, 2018 Westchester Regional Office Suffolk County
SY-17-043 Word | SY-17-043 PDF - Mar 5, 2018 Syracuse Regional Office Saint Lawrence County
NY-17-096 Word | NY-17-096 PDF - Mar 1, 2018 NYC Regional Office Queens County
AL-17-030 Word | AL-17-030 PDF - Mar 1, 2018 Albany Regional Office Schenectady County
NY-17-090 Word | NY-17-090 PDF - Feb 26, 2018 NYC Regional Office Kings County
SV-17-039 Word | SV-17-039 PDF - Feb 26, 2018 Westchester Regional Office Nassau County
BU-17-026 Word | BU-17-026 PDF - Feb 23, 2018 Buffalo Regional Office Erie County
SV-17-036 Word | SV-17-036 PDF - Feb 22, 2018 Westchester Regional Office Orange County
SY-17-045 Word | SY-17-045 PDF - Feb 22, 2018 Syracuse Regional Office Onondaga County
NY-17-106 Word | NY-17-106 PDF - Feb 21, 2018 NYC Regional Office Bronx County
NY-17-098 Word | NY-17-098 PDF - Feb 21, 2018 NYC Regional Office Kings County
NY-17-089 Word | NY-17-089 PDF - Feb 21, 2018 NYC Regional Office Bronx County
NY-17-086 Word | NY-17-086 PDF - Feb 21, 2018 NYC Regional Office Kings County
NY-17-092 Word | NY-17-092 PDF - Feb 21, 2018 NYC Regional Office New York County
NY-17-102 Word | NY-17-102 PDF - Feb 16, 2018 NYC Regional Office Bronx County
NY-17-088 Word | NY-17-088 PDF - Feb 16, 2018 NYC Regional Office Queens County
RO-17-031 Word | RO-17-031 PDF - Feb 15, 2018 Rochester Regional Office Seneca County
BU-17-022 Word | BU-17-022 PDF - Feb 15, 2018 Buffalo Regional Office Niagara County
AL-17-025 Word | AL-17-025 PDF - Feb 15, 2018 Albany Regional Office Montgomery County
SV-17-043 Word | SV-17-043 PDF - Feb 14, 2018 Westchester Regional Office Suffolk County
NY-17-081 Word | NY-17-081 PDF - Feb 13, 2018 NYC Regional Office Queens County
AL-17-029 Word | AL-17-029 PDF - Feb 13, 2018 Albany Regional Office Delaware County