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About These Reports

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-19-006 Word | SV-19-006 PDF - Jun 26, 2019 Westchester Regional Office Dutchess County
RO-19-008 Word | RO-19-008 PDF - Jun 25, 2019 Rochester Regional Office Monroe County
SY-19-007 Word | SY-19-007 PDF - Jun 24, 2019 Syracuse Regional Office Onondaga County
RO-19-003 Word | RO-19-003 PDF - Jun 24, 2019 Rochester Regional Office Seneca County
SY-19-011 Word | SY-19-011 PDF - Jun 24, 2019 Syracuse Regional Office Chenango County
SV-19-003 Word | SV-19-003 PDF - Jun 24, 2019 Westchester Regional Office Westchester County
SY-19-002 Word | SY-19-002 PDF - Jun 20, 2019 Syracuse Regional Office Oswego County
RO-19-004 Word | RO-19-004 PDF - Jun 20, 2019 Rochester Regional Office Monroe County
SV-19-002 Word | SV-19-002 PDF - Jun 20, 2019 Westchester Regional Office Orange County
SY-19-010 Word | SY-19-010 PDF - Jun 20, 2019 Syracuse Regional Office Oneida County
RO-19-005 Word | RO-19-005 PDF - Jun 20, 2019 Rochester Regional Office Monroe County
BU-19-002 Word | BU-19-002 PDF - Jun 20, 2019 Buffalo Regional Office Niagara County
AL-19-005 Word | AL-19-005 PDF - Jun 14, 2019 Albany Regional Office Clinton County
RO-19-007 Word | RO-19-007 PDF - Jun 14, 2019 Rochester Regional Office Monroe County
RO-18-032 Word | RO-18-032 PDF - Jun 13, 2019 Rochester Regional Office Monroe County
NY-18-131 Word | NY-18-131 PDF - Jun 13, 2019 NYC Regional Office Bronx County
NY-18-129 Word | NY-18-129 PDF - Jun 13, 2019 NYC Regional Office New York County
NY-18-132 Word | NY-18-132 PDF - Jun 12, 2019 NYC Regional Office Bronx County
NY-18-128 Word | NY-18-128 PDF - Jun 11, 2019 NYC Regional Office Kings County
NY-18-127 Word | NY-18-127 PDF - Jun 11, 2019 NYC Regional Office Kings County
BU-18-037 Word | BU-18-037 PDF - Jun 10, 2019 Buffalo Regional Office Niagara County
BU-19-005 Word | BU-19-005 PDF - Jun 10, 2019 Buffalo Regional Office Erie County
BU-19-004 Word | BU-19-004 PDF - Jun 10, 2019 Buffalo Regional Office Erie County
NY-18-126 Word | NY-18-126 PDF - Jun 7, 2019 NYC Regional Office Kings County
RO-19-006 Word | RO-19-006 PDF - Jun 3, 2019 Rochester Regional Office Monroe County
NY-18-124 Word | NY-18-124 PDF - May 31, 2019 NYC Regional Office Bronx County
AL-19-001 Word | AL-19-001 PDF - May 29, 2019 Albany Regional Office Greene County
AL-18-033 Word | AL-18-033 PDF - May 29, 2019 Albany Regional Office Saratoga County
BU-19-003 Word | BU-19-003 PDF - May 28, 2019 Buffalo Regional Office Niagara County
NY-18-123 Word | NY-18-123 PDF - May 23, 2019 NYC Regional Office Queens County
RO-19-002 Word | RO-19-002 PDF - May 22, 2019 Rochester Regional Office Monroe County
NY-18-122 Word | NY-18-122 PDF - May 21, 2019 NYC Regional Office Kings County
AL-19-002 Word | AL-19-002 PDF - May 21, 2019 Albany Regional Office Albany County
NY-18-121 Word | NY-18-121 PDF - May 20, 2019 NYC Regional Office Kings County
SV-18-070 Word | SV-18-070 PDF - May 20, 2019 Westchester Regional Office Westchester County
SV-18-066 Word | SV-18-066 PDF - May 17, 2019 Westchester Regional Office Dutchess County
NY-18-119 Word | NY-18-119 PDF - May 16, 2019 NYC Regional Office Queens County
NY-18-118 Word | NY-18-118 PDF - May 15, 2019 NYC Regional Office Richmond County
NY-18-120 Word | NY-18-120 PDF - May 15, 2019 NYC Regional Office Bronx County
SY-18-049 Word | SY-18-049 PDF - May 15, 2019 Syracuse Regional Office Oneida County
NY-18-117 Word | NY-18-117 PDF - May 14, 2019 NYC Regional Office Kings County
RO-18-030 Word | RO-18-030 PDF - May 14, 2019 Rochester Regional Office Ontario County
AL-18-030 Word | AL-18-030 PDF - May 9, 2019 Albany Regional Office Albany County
BU-18-034 Word | BU-18-034 PDF - May 8, 2019 Buffalo Regional Office Erie County
NY-18-115 Word | NY-18-115 PDF - May 8, 2019 NYC Regional Office Queens County
NY-18-113 Word | NY-18-113 PDF - May 7, 2019 NYC Regional Office Queens County
SY-18-051 Word | SY-18-051 PDF - May 7, 2019 Syracuse Regional Office Broome County
BU-18-036 Word | BU-18-036 PDF - May 6, 2019 Buffalo Regional Office Erie County
BU-18-035 Word | BU-18-035 PDF - May 6, 2019 Buffalo Regional Office Erie County
NY-18-116 Word | NY-18-116 PDF - May 3, 2019 NYC Regional Office New York County