Child Fatality Reports: Chautauqua County

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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: Chautauqua County

Links Date Released
BU-21-027 Word | BU-21-027 PDF - Feb 14, 2022
BU-21-022 Word | BU-21-022 PDF - Dec 20, 2021
BU-21-010 Word | BU-21-010 PDF - Sep 7, 2021
BU-20-030 Word | BU-20-030 PDF - Mar 29, 2021
BU-20-004 Word | BU-20-004 PDF - Jul 10, 2020
BU-20-006 Word | BU-20-006 PDF - Apr 24, 2020
BU-19-033 Word | BU-19-033 PDF - Feb 27, 2020
BU-19-046 Word | BU-19-046 PDF - Jan 23, 2020
BU-19-016 Word | BU-19-016 PDF - Aug 22, 2019
BU-18-016 Word | BU-18-016 PDF - Nov 27, 2018
BU-18-011 Word | BU-18-011 PDF - Oct 19, 2018
BU-18-005 Word | BU-18-005 PDF - Jun 26, 2018
BU-17-025 Word | BU-17-025 PDF - Mar 12, 2018
BU-17-016 Word | BU-17-016 PDF - Dec 28, 2017
BU-17-017 Word | BU-17-017 PDF - Dec 26, 2017
BU-17-008 Word | BU-17-008 PDF - Jul 5, 2017
BU-16-034 Word | BU-16-034 PDF - Apr 17, 2017
BU-16-030 Word | BU-16-030 PDF - Apr 13, 2017
BU-16-040 Word | BU-16-040 PDF - Mar 7, 2017
BU-16-038 Word | BU-16-038 PDF - Mar 7, 2017
BU-16-024 Word | BU-16-024 PDF - Dec 21, 2016
BU-15-035 Word | BU-15-035 PDF - Apr 22, 2016
BU-15-020 Word | BU-15-020 PDF - Apr 15, 2016