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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-20-017 Word | SV-20-017 PDF - Nov 10, 2020 Westchester Regional Office Westchester County
NY-20-041 Word | NY-20-041 PDF - Nov 10, 2020 NYC Regional Office Queens County
NY-20-044 Word | NY-20-044 PDF - Nov 6, 2020 NYC Regional Office Kings County
NY-20-040 Word | NY-20-040 PDF - Nov 2, 2020 NYC Regional Office Bronx County
RO-20-010 Word | RO-20-010 PDF - Oct 30, 2020 Rochester Regional Office Chemung County
NY-20-039 Word | NY-20-039 PDF - Oct 30, 2020 NYC Regional Office Queens County
NY-20-037 Word | NY-20-037 PDF - Oct 23, 2020 NYC Regional Office Kings County
NY-20-038 Word | NY-20-038 PDF - Oct 19, 2020 NYC Regional Office Bronx County
NY-20-036 Word | NY-20-036 PDF - Oct 19, 2020 NYC Regional Office Kings County
SV-20-027 Word | SV-20-027 PDF - Oct 19, 2020 Westchester Regional Office Dutchess County
SV-20-026 Word | SV-20-026 PDF - Oct 19, 2020 Westchester Regional Office Orange County
SV-20-024 Word | SV-20-024 PDF - Oct 19, 2020 Westchester Regional Office Orange County
SV-20-023 Word | SV-20-023 PDF - Oct 19, 2020 Westchester Regional Office Suffolk County
SV-20-020 Word | SV-20-020 PDF - Oct 19, 2020 Westchester Regional Office Suffolk County
RO-20-009 Word | RO-20-009 PDF - Oct 19, 2020 Rochester Regional Office Monroe County
NY-20-048 Word | NY-20-048 PDF - Oct 19, 2020 NYC Regional Office Bronx County
BU-20-011 Word | BU-20-011 PDF - Oct 19, 2020 Buffalo Regional Office Niagara County
NY-20-047 Word | NY-20-047 PDF - Oct 16, 2020 NYC Regional Office New York County
NY-20-035 Word | NY-20-035 PDF - Oct 13, 2020 NYC Regional Office Kings County
AL-20-013 Word | AL-20-013 PDF - Oct 13, 2020 Albany Regional Office Rensselaer County
NY-20-034 Word | NY-20-034 PDF - Oct 9, 2020 NYC Regional Office New York County
RO-20-007 Word | RO-20-007 PDF - Oct 1, 2020 Rochester Regional Office Wayne County
SV-20-016 Word | SV-20-016 PDF - Sep 30, 2020 Westchester Regional Office Westchester County
SY-20-016 Word | SY-20-016 PDF - Sep 30, 2020 Syracuse Regional Office Broome County
SY-20-019 Word | SY-20-019 PDF - Sep 30, 2020 Syracuse Regional Office Oneida County
NY-20-033 Word | NY-20-033 PDF - Sep 28, 2020 NYC Regional Office New York County
SV-20-014 Word | SV-20-014 PDF - Sep 21, 2020 Westchester Regional Office Rockland County
SV-20-015 Word | SV-20-015 PDF - Sep 11, 2020 Westchester Regional Office Nassau County
AL-20-009 Word | AL-20-009 PDF - Sep 11, 2020 Albany Regional Office Albany County
RO-20-005 Word | RO-20-005 PDF - Sep 11, 2020 Rochester Regional Office Monroe County
AL-20-007 Word | AL-20-007 PDF - Sep 11, 2020 Albany Regional Office Schenectady County
SY-20-020 Word | SY-20-020 PDF - Sep 11, 2020 Syracuse Regional Office Oswego County
NY-20-029 Word | NY-20-029 PDF - Sep 9, 2020 NYC Regional Office Queens County
NY-20-028 Word | NY-20-028 PDF - Sep 9, 2020 NYC Regional Office Queens County
NY-20-025 Word | NY-20-025 PDF - Sep 3, 2020 NYC Regional Office New York County
SV-20-018 Word | SV-20-018 PDF - Sep 3, 2020 Westchester Regional Office Suffolk County
AL-20-008 Word | AL-20-008 PDF - Sep 3, 2020 Albany Regional Office Schoharie County
AL-20-006 Word | AL-20-006 PDF - Aug 31, 2020 Albany Regional Office Washington County
SY-20-022 Word | SY-20-022 PDF - Aug 28, 2020 Syracuse Regional Office Oswego County
RO-20-008 Word | RO-20-008 PDF - Aug 28, 2020 Rochester Regional Office Ontario County
BU-20-008 Word | BU-20-008 PDF - Aug 28, 2020 Buffalo Regional Office Erie County
NY-20-030 Word | NY-20-030 PDF - Aug 26, 2020 NYC Regional Office Bronx County
NY-20-032 Word | NY-20-032 PDF - Aug 25, 2020 NYC Regional Office New York County
SY-20-014 Word | SY-20-014 PDF - Aug 25, 2020 Syracuse Regional Office Onondaga County
SY-20-015 Word | SY-20-015 PDF - Aug 25, 2020 Syracuse Regional Office Onondaga County
SY-20-018 Word | SY-20-018 PDF - Aug 20, 2020 Syracuse Regional Office Onondaga County
SY-20-017 Word | SY-20-017 PDF - Aug 20, 2020 Syracuse Regional Office Onondaga County
SY-20-012 Word | SY-20-012 PDF - Aug 20, 2020 Syracuse Regional Office Onondaga County
NY-20-027 Word | NY-20-027 PDF - Aug 19, 2020 NYC Regional Office Queens County
NY-20-026 Word | NY-20-026 PDF - Aug 18, 2020 NYC Regional Office Kings County