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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-20-101 Word | NY-20-101 PDF - Apr 30, 2021 NYC Regional Office Queens County
AL-20-035 Word | AL-20-035 PDF - Apr 26, 2021 Albany Regional Office Albany County
SV-20-048 Word | SV-20-048 PDF - Apr 26, 2021 Westchester Regional Office Westchester County
SY-20-050 Word | SY-20-050 PDF - Apr 26, 2021 Syracuse Regional Office Chenango County
NY-20-099 Word | NY-20-099 PDF - Apr 23, 2021 NYC Regional Office Richmond County
SV-20-044 Word | SV-20-044 PDF - Apr 20, 2021 Westchester Regional Office Suffolk County
NY-20-102 Word | NY-20-102 PDF - Apr 14, 2021 NYC Regional Office Bronx County
NY-20-105 Word | NY-20-105 PDF - Apr 12, 2021 NYC Regional Office New York County
SV-20-042 Word | SV-20-042 PDF - Apr 8, 2021 Westchester Regional Office Ulster County
SV-20-043 Word | SV-20-043 PDF - Apr 8, 2021 Westchester Regional Office Westchester County
AL-20-034 Word | AL-20-034 PDF - Apr 8, 2021 Albany Regional Office Franklin County
SY-20-047 Word | SY-20-047 PDF - Apr 5, 2021 Syracuse Regional Office Madison County
SY-20-049 Word | SY-20-049 PDF - Apr 5, 2021 Syracuse Regional Office Cortland County
NY-20-095 Word | NY-20-095 PDF - Apr 3, 2021 NYC Regional Office New York County
NY-20-093 Word | NY-20-093 PDF - Apr 2, 2021 NYC Regional Office Bronx County
RO-20-024 Word | RO-20-024 PDF - Mar 30, 2021 Rochester Regional Office Ontario County
AL-20-032 Word | AL-20-032 PDF - Mar 30, 2021 Albany Regional Office Montgomery County
BU-20-030 Word | BU-20-030 PDF - Mar 29, 2021 Buffalo Regional Office Chautauqua County
SY-20-048 Word | SY-20-048 PDF - Mar 29, 2021 Syracuse Regional Office Saint Lawrence County
SY-20-045 Word | SY-20-045 PDF - Mar 29, 2021 Syracuse Regional Office Oneida County
NY-20-098 Word | NY-20-098 PDF - Mar 27, 2021 NYC Regional Office Office of Special Investigations
SV-20-041 Word | SV-20-041 PDF - Mar 22, 2021 Westchester Regional Office Suffolk County
SV-20-040 Word | SV-20-040 PDF - Mar 15, 2021 Westchester Regional Office Dutchess County
AL-20-033 Word | AL-20-033 PDF - Mar 15, 2021 Albany Regional Office Delaware County
RO-20-025 Word | RO-20-025 PDF - Mar 15, 2021 Rochester Regional Office Seneca County
NY-20-084 Word | NY-20-084 PDF - Mar 14, 2021 NYC Regional Office New York County
NY-20-082 Word | NY-20-082 PDF - Mar 14, 2021 NYC Regional Office Kings County
NY-20-092 Word | NY-20-092 PDF - Mar 12, 2021 NYC Regional Office Bronx County
BU-20-031 Word | BU-20-031 PDF - Mar 12, 2021 Buffalo Regional Office Erie County
SY-20-046 Word | SY-20-046 PDF - Mar 11, 2021 Syracuse Regional Office Oswego County
BU-20-028 Word | BU-20-028 PDF - Mar 11, 2021 Buffalo Regional Office Orleans County
NY-20-112 Word | NY-20-112 PDF - Mar 9, 2021 NYC Regional Office Richmond County
NY-20-096 Word | NY-20-096 PDF - Mar 9, 2021 NYC Regional Office Bronx County
NY-20-085 Word | NY-20-085 PDF - Mar 9, 2021 NYC Regional Office New York County
NY-20-088 Word | NY-20-088 PDF - Mar 9, 2021 NYC Regional Office Kings County
NY-20-083 Word | NY-20-083 PDF - Mar 9, 2021 NYC Regional Office Kings County
BU-20-025 Word | BU-20-025 PDF - Mar 5, 2021 Buffalo Regional Office Erie County
RO-20-022 Word | RO-20-022 PDF - Mar 4, 2021 Rochester Regional Office Steuben County
AL-20-030 Word | AL-20-030 PDF - Mar 4, 2021 Albany Regional Office Albany County
BU-20-027 Word | BU-20-027 PDF - Feb 25, 2021 Buffalo Regional Office Erie County
SY-20-043 Word | SY-20-043 PDF - Feb 25, 2021 Syracuse Regional Office Broome County
AL-20-031 Word | AL-20-031 PDF - Feb 25, 2021 Albany Regional Office Montgomery County
BU-20-026 Word | BU-20-026 PDF - Feb 25, 2021 Buffalo Regional Office Erie County
RO-20-023 Word | RO-20-023 PDF - Feb 25, 2021 Rochester Regional Office Wayne County
AL-20-029 Word | AL-20-029 PDF - Feb 25, 2021 Albany Regional Office Albany County
SV-20-039 Word | SV-20-039 PDF - Feb 24, 2021 Westchester Regional Office Suffolk County
BU-20-024 Word | BU-20-024 PDF - Feb 24, 2021 Buffalo Regional Office Erie County
SV-20-038 Word | SV-20-038 PDF - Feb 23, 2021 Westchester Regional Office Ulster County
SY-20-042 Word | SY-20-042 PDF - Feb 23, 2021 Syracuse Regional Office Oneida County
SY-20-039 Word | SY-20-039 PDF - Feb 23, 2021 Syracuse Regional Office Broome County