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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-19-127 Word | NY-19-127 PDF - Mar 25, 2020 NYC Regional Office Kings County
NY-19-129 Word | NY-19-129 PDF - Mar 25, 2020 NYC Regional Office Bronx County
SV-19-051 Word | SV-19-051 PDF - Mar 25, 2020 Westchester Regional Office Dutchess County
SV-19-056 Word | SV-19-056 PDF - Mar 24, 2020 Westchester Regional Office Suffolk County
SV-19-057 Word | SV-19-057 PDF - Mar 24, 2020 Westchester Regional Office Orange County
SV-20-010 Word | SV-20-010 PDF - Mar 24, 2020 Westchester Regional Office Sullivan County
NY-19-118 Word | NY-19-118 PDF - Mar 23, 2020 NYC Regional Office Queens County
NY-20-010 Word | NY-20-010 PDF - Mar 21, 2020 NYC Regional Office New York County
NY-19-113 Word | NY-19-113 PDF - Mar 20, 2020 NYC Regional Office New York County
NY-19-110 Word | NY-19-110 PDF - Mar 18, 2020 NYC Regional Office Kings County
SY-19-050 Word | SY-19-050 PDF - Mar 16, 2020 Syracuse Regional Office Saint Lawrence County
SV-19-054 Word | SV-19-054 PDF - Mar 16, 2020 Westchester Regional Office Orange County
SV-19-049 Word | SV-19-049 PDF - Mar 16, 2020 Westchester Regional Office Suffolk County
SY-19-053 Word | SY-19-053 PDF - Mar 16, 2020 Syracuse Regional Office Onondaga County
SY-19-049 Word | SY-19-049 PDF - Mar 12, 2020 Syracuse Regional Office Saint Lawrence County
BU-19-036 Word | BU-19-036 PDF - Mar 12, 2020 Buffalo Regional Office Allegany County
SY-19-051 Word | SY-19-051 PDF - Mar 11, 2020 Syracuse Regional Office Onondaga County
RO-19-037 Word | RO-19-037 PDF - Mar 5, 2020 Rochester Regional Office Monroe County
RO-19-035 Word | RO-19-035 PDF - Mar 5, 2020 Rochester Regional Office Monroe County
SV-19-048 Word | SV-19-048 PDF - Mar 5, 2020 Westchester Regional Office Westchester County
NY-19-105 Word | NY-19-105 PDF - Mar 2, 2020 NYC Regional Office Queens County
BU-19-033 Word | BU-19-033 PDF - Feb 27, 2020 Buffalo Regional Office Chautauqua County
NY-19-104 Word | NY-19-104 PDF - Feb 27, 2020 NYC Regional Office Kings County
NY-19-108 Word | NY-19-108 PDF - Feb 27, 2020 NYC Regional Office Kings County
SY-19-055 Word | SY-19-055 PDF - Feb 26, 2020 Syracuse Regional Office Oneida County
BU-19-044 Word | BU-19-044 PDF - Feb 26, 2020 Buffalo Regional Office Erie County
BU-19-035 Word | BU-19-035 PDF - Feb 26, 2020 Buffalo Regional Office Erie County
BU-19-034 Word | BU-19-034 PDF - Feb 26, 2020 Buffalo Regional Office Erie County
BU-19-032 Word | BU-19-032 PDF - Feb 26, 2020 Buffalo Regional Office Niagara County
BU-19-040 Word | BU-19-040 PDF - Feb 26, 2020 Buffalo Regional Office Erie County
AL-19-031 Word | AL-19-031 PDF - Feb 26, 2020 Albany Regional Office Albany County
RO-19-034 Word | RO-19-034 PDF - Feb 21, 2020 Rochester Regional Office Monroe County
SV-19-055 Word | SV-19-055 PDF - Feb 21, 2020 Westchester Regional Office Orange County
BU-19-039 Word | BU-19-039 PDF - Feb 21, 2020 Buffalo Regional Office Erie County
NY-19-098 Word | NY-19-098 PDF - Feb 20, 2020 NYC Regional Office Kings County
NY-19-114 Word | NY-19-114 PDF - Feb 20, 2020 NYC Regional Office Queens County
NY-19-102 Word | NY-19-102 PDF - Feb 20, 2020 NYC Regional Office Queens County
NY-19-100 Word | NY-19-100 PDF - Feb 20, 2020 NYC Regional Office Bronx County
NY-19-099 Word | NY-19-099 PDF - Feb 20, 2020 NYC Regional Office Bronx County
AL-19-030 Word | AL-19-030 PDF - Feb 14, 2020 Albany Regional Office Washington County
SY-19-048 Word | SY-19-048 PDF - Feb 14, 2020 Syracuse Regional Office Onondaga County
SV-19-058 Word | SV-19-058 PDF - Feb 14, 2020 Westchester Regional Office Rockland County
NY-19-109 Word | NY-19-109 PDF - Feb 13, 2020 NYC Regional Office New York County
NY-19-094 Word | NY-19-094 PDF - Feb 11, 2020 NYC Regional Office Bronx County
SY-19-052 Word | SY-19-052 PDF - Feb 11, 2020 Syracuse Regional Office Broome County
SY-19-047 Word | SY-19-047 PDF - Feb 11, 2020 Syracuse Regional Office Tioga County
SV-19-050 Word | SV-19-050 PDF - Feb 11, 2020 Westchester Regional Office Suffolk County
NY-19-125 Word | NY-19-125 PDF - Feb 7, 2020 NYC Regional Office Queens County
RO-19-038 Word | RO-19-038 PDF - Feb 6, 2020 Rochester Regional Office Monroe County
RO-19-036 Word | RO-19-036 PDF - Feb 6, 2020 Rochester Regional Office Monroe County