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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
SV-19-029 Word | SV-19-029 PDF - Aug 27, 2019 Westchester Regional Office Suffolk County
NY-19-023 Word | NY-19-023 PDF - Aug 26, 2019 NYC Regional Office Bronx County
BU-19-016 Word | BU-19-016 PDF - Aug 22, 2019 Buffalo Regional Office Chautauqua County
SY-19-013 Word | SY-19-013 PDF - Aug 22, 2019 Syracuse Regional Office Oneida County
NY-19-017 Word | NY-19-017 PDF - Aug 16, 2019 NYC Regional Office New York County
AL-19-011 Word | AL-19-011 PDF - Aug 15, 2019 Albany Regional Office Albany County
NY-19-016 Word | NY-19-016 PDF - Aug 14, 2019 NYC Regional Office Queens County
NY-19-020 Word | NY-19-020 PDF - Aug 13, 2019 NYC Regional Office New York County
BU-19-013 Word | BU-19-013 PDF - Aug 13, 2019 Buffalo Regional Office Niagara County
AL-19-006 Word | AL-19-006 PDF - Aug 13, 2019 Albany Regional Office Schenectady County
SV-19-007 Word | SV-19-007 PDF - Aug 13, 2019 Westchester Regional Office Westchester County
NY-19-018 Word | NY-19-018 PDF - Aug 12, 2019 NYC Regional Office Kings County
SY-19-012 Word | SY-19-012 PDF - Aug 9, 2019 Syracuse Regional Office Broome County
NY-19-015 Word | NY-19-015 PDF - Aug 7, 2019 NYC Regional Office Bronx County
NY-19-012 Word | NY-19-012 PDF - Aug 6, 2019 NYC Regional Office Kings County
NY-19-013 Word | NY-19-013 PDF - Aug 5, 2019 NYC Regional Office Kings County
NY-19-014 Word | NY-19-014 PDF - Aug 5, 2019 NYC Regional Office New York County
BU-19-010 Word | BU-19-010 PDF - Aug 2, 2019 Buffalo Regional Office Erie County
BU-19-007 Word | BU-19-007 PDF - Aug 2, 2019 Buffalo Regional Office Erie County
BU-19-012 Word | BU-19-012 PDF - Jul 31, 2019 Buffalo Regional Office Niagara County
SV-19-011 Word | SV-19-011 PDF - Jul 30, 2019 Westchester Regional Office Westchester County
AL-19-004 Word | AL-19-004 PDF - Jul 30, 2019 Albany Regional Office Delaware County
NY-19-010 Word | NY-19-010 PDF - Jul 26, 2019 NYC Regional Office Office of Special Investigations
AL-19-010 Word | AL-19-010 PDF - Jul 25, 2019 Albany Regional Office Columbia County
AL-19-008 Word | AL-19-008 PDF - Jul 25, 2019 Albany Regional Office Clinton County
BU-19-014 Word | BU-19-014 PDF - Jul 24, 2019 Buffalo Regional Office Genesee County
NY-19-019 Word | NY-19-019 PDF - Jul 22, 2019 NYC Regional Office New York County
AL-19-015 Word | AL-19-015 PDF - Jul 22, 2019 Albany Regional Office Greene County
NY-19-006 Word | NY-19-006 PDF - Jul 17, 2019 NYC Regional Office Bronx County
BU-19-009 Word | BU-19-009 PDF - Jul 16, 2019 Buffalo Regional Office Niagara County
SV-19-016 Word | SV-19-016 PDF - Jul 16, 2019 Westchester Regional Office Nassau County
NY-19-008 Word | NY-19-008 PDF - Jul 15, 2019 NYC Regional Office Kings County
NY-19-011 Word | NY-19-011 PDF - Jul 15, 2019 NYC Regional Office Kings County
SV-19-008 Word | SV-19-008 PDF - Jul 12, 2019 Westchester Regional Office Nassau County
AL-19-016 Word | AL-19-016 PDF - Jul 9, 2019 Albany Regional Office Clinton County
BU-19-011 Word | BU-19-011 PDF - Jul 9, 2019 Buffalo Regional Office Niagara County
NY-19-007 Word | NY-19-007 PDF - Jul 8, 2019 NYC Regional Office Bronx County
SV-19-005 Word | SV-19-005 PDF - Jul 8, 2019 Westchester Regional Office Sullivan County
NY-19-021 Word | NY-19-021 PDF - Jul 8, 2019 NYC Regional Office Richmond County
NY-19-003 Word | NY-19-003 PDF - Jul 5, 2019 NYC Regional Office New York County
NY-19-002 Word | NY-19-002 PDF - Jul 5, 2019 NYC Regional Office Bronx County
BU-19-008 Word | BU-19-008 PDF - Jul 3, 2019 Buffalo Regional Office Erie County
BU-19-001 Word | BU-19-001 PDF - Jul 3, 2019 Buffalo Regional Office Erie County
BU-19-006 Word | BU-19-006 PDF - Jul 2, 2019 Buffalo Regional Office Niagara County
NY-19-005 Word | NY-19-005 PDF - Jul 1, 2019 NYC Regional Office Queens County
SY-19-006 Word | SY-19-006 PDF - Jul 1, 2019 Syracuse Regional Office Jefferson County
SV-19-004 Word | SV-19-004 PDF - Jul 1, 2019 Westchester Regional Office Orange County
NY-19-004 Word | NY-19-004 PDF - Jun 27, 2019 NYC Regional Office New York County
NY-19-001 Word | NY-19-001 PDF - Jun 27, 2019 NYC Regional Office Bronx County
SV-19-024 Word | SV-19-024 PDF - Jun 26, 2019 Westchester Regional Office Dutchess County