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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-21-108 Word | NY-21-108 PDF - Mar 30, 2022 NYC Regional Office New York County
NY-21-107 Word | NY-21-107 PDF - Mar 29, 2022 NYC Regional Office Kings County
NY-21-106 Word | NY-21-106 PDF - Mar 29, 2022 NYC Regional Office Queens County
RO-21-024 Word | RO-21-024 PDF - Mar 29, 2022 Rochester Regional Office Monroe County
AL-21-025 Word | AL-21-025 PDF - Mar 29, 2022 Albany Regional Office Columbia County
RO-21-026 Word | RO-21-026 PDF - Mar 29, 2022 Rochester Regional Office Monroe County
SV-21-041 Word | SV-21-041 PDF - Mar 28, 2022 Westchester Regional Office Orange County
SY-21-047 Word | SY-21-047 PDF - Mar 25, 2022 Syracuse Regional Office Onondaga County
SY-21-050 Word | SY-21-050 PDF - Mar 25, 2022 Syracuse Regional Office Tompkins County
SV-21-039 Word | SV-21-039 PDF - Mar 21, 2022 Westchester Regional Office Westchester County
SV-21-042 Word | SV-21-042 PDF - Mar 21, 2022 Westchester Regional Office Westchester County
NY-21-104 Word | NY-21-104 PDF - Mar 19, 2022 NYC Regional Office Kings County
AL-21-026 Word | AL-21-026 PDF - Mar 18, 2022 Albany Regional Office Rensselaer County
SY-22-001 Word | SY-22-001 PDF - Mar 14, 2022 Syracuse Regional Office Cortland County
SV-21-040 Word | SV-21-040 PDF - Mar 14, 2022 Westchester Regional Office Suffolk County
RO-21-022 Word | RO-21-022 PDF - Mar 14, 2022 Rochester Regional Office Monroe County
AL-21-022 Word | AL-21-022 PDF - Mar 14, 2022 Albany Regional Office Albany County
AL-21-024 Word | AL-21-024 PDF - Mar 14, 2022 Albany Regional Office Albany County
NY-21-101 Word | NY-21-101 PDF - Mar 11, 2022 NYC Regional Office Kings County
NY-21-099 Word | NY-21-099 PDF - Mar 10, 2022 NYC Regional Office Queens County
SY-21-045 Word | SY-21-045 PDF - Mar 1, 2022 Syracuse Regional Office Lewis County
RO-21-020 Word | RO-21-020 PDF - Feb 28, 2022 Rochester Regional Office Chemung County
AL-21-023 Word | AL-21-023 PDF - Feb 28, 2022 Albany Regional Office Greene County
BU-21-031 Word | BU-21-031 PDF - Feb 25, 2022 Buffalo Regional Office Erie County
SV-21-038 Word | SV-21-038 PDF - Feb 22, 2022 Westchester Regional Office Westchester County
SY-21-044 Word | SY-21-044 PDF - Feb 22, 2022 Syracuse Regional Office Onondaga County
SV-21-036 Word | SV-21-036 PDF - Feb 22, 2022 Westchester Regional Office Westchester County
BU-21-032 Word | BU-21-032 PDF - Feb 22, 2022 Buffalo Regional Office Erie County
BU-21-029 Word | BU-21-029 PDF - Feb 22, 2022 Buffalo Regional Office Niagara County
NY-21-097 Word | NY-21-097 PDF - Feb 16, 2022 NYC Regional Office Queens County
NY-21-096 Word | NY-21-096 PDF - Feb 16, 2022 NYC Regional Office Queens County
NY-21-095 Word | NY-21-095 PDF - Feb 16, 2022 NYC Regional Office New York County
NY-21-094 Word | NY-21-094 PDF - Feb 16, 2022 NYC Regional Office Office of Special Investigations
BU-21-027 Word | BU-21-027 PDF - Feb 14, 2022 Buffalo Regional Office Chautauqua County
SV-21-034 Word | SV-21-034 PDF - Feb 14, 2022 Westchester Regional Office Westchester County
NY-21-087 Word | NY-21-087 PDF - Feb 11, 2022 NYC Regional Office Bronx County
NY-21-098 Word | NY-21-098 PDF - Feb 7, 2022 NYC Regional Office Queens County
NY-21-093 Word | NY-21-093 PDF - Feb 7, 2022 NYC Regional Office Queens County
SY-21-043 Word | SY-21-043 PDF - Feb 7, 2022 Syracuse Regional Office Chenango County
SV-21-033 Word | SV-21-033 PDF - Feb 7, 2022 Westchester Regional Office Orange County
SV-21-031 Word | SV-21-031 PDF - Feb 7, 2022 Westchester Regional Office Westchester County
AL-21-020 Word | AL-21-020 PDF - Feb 3, 2022 Albany Regional Office Otsego County
RO-21-019 Word | RO-21-019 PDF - Jan 31, 2022 Rochester Regional Office Livingston County
RO-21-021 Word | RO-21-021 PDF - Jan 31, 2022 Rochester Regional Office Wayne County
NY-21-089 Word | NY-21-089 PDF - Jan 28, 2022 NYC Regional Office Queens County
NY-21-083 Word | NY-21-083 PDF - Jan 28, 2022 NYC Regional Office Bronx County
SV-21-035 Word | SV-21-035 PDF - Jan 28, 2022 Westchester Regional Office Westchester County
SV-21-032 Word | SV-21-032 PDF - Jan 28, 2022 Westchester Regional Office Westchester County
SY-21-042 Word | SY-21-042 PDF - Jan 28, 2022 Syracuse Regional Office Oswego County