Child Fatality Reports: Onondaga 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: Onondaga County

Links Date Released
SY-21-047 Word | SY-21-047 PDF - Mar 25, 2022
SY-21-044 Word | SY-21-044 PDF - Feb 22, 2022
SY-21-034 Word | SY-21-034 PDF - Dec 31, 2021
SY-21-024 Word | SY-21-024 PDF - Nov 26, 2021
SY-21-016 Word | SY-21-016 PDF - Sep 24, 2021
SY-21-014 Word | SY-21-014 PDF - Sep 3, 2021
SY-21-009 Word | SY-21-009 PDF - Aug 10, 2021
SY-21-003 Word | SY-21-003 PDF - Jul 8, 2021
SY-21-002 Word | SY-21-002 PDF - Jul 6, 2021
SY-20-055 Word | SY-20-055 PDF - Jun 1, 2021
SY-20-037 Word | SY-20-037 PDF - Jan 27, 2021
SY-20-032 Word | SY-20-032 PDF - Dec 31, 2020
SY-20-029 Word | SY-20-029 PDF - Dec 16, 2020
SY-20-014 Word | SY-20-014 PDF - Aug 25, 2020
SY-20-015 Word | SY-20-015 PDF - Aug 25, 2020
SY-20-018 Word | SY-20-018 PDF - Aug 20, 2020
SY-20-017 Word | SY-20-017 PDF - Aug 20, 2020
SY-20-012 Word | SY-20-012 PDF - Aug 20, 2020
SY-19-060 Word | SY-19-060 PDF - Jun 8, 2020
SY-19-058 Word | SY-19-058 PDF - May 7, 2020
SY-19-054 Word | SY-19-054 PDF - Apr 7, 2020
SY-19-053 Word | SY-19-053 PDF - Mar 16, 2020
SY-19-051 Word | SY-19-051 PDF - Mar 11, 2020
SY-19-048 Word | SY-19-048 PDF - Feb 14, 2020
SY-19-046 Word | SY-19-046 PDF - Jan 28, 2020
SY-19-040 Word | SY-19-040 PDF - Jan 21, 2020
SY-19-037 Word | SY-19-037 PDF - Dec 17, 2019
SY-19-036 Word | SY-19-036 PDF - Nov 13, 2019
SY-19-035 Word | SY-19-035 PDF - Nov 13, 2019
SY-19-034 Word | SY-19-034 PDF - Nov 13, 2019
SY-19-033 Word | SY-19-033 PDF - Nov 7, 2019
SY-19-032 Word | SY-19-032 PDF - Nov 7, 2019
SY-19-030 Word | SY-19-030 PDF - Oct 18, 2019
SY-19-024 Word | SY-19-024 PDF - Oct 9, 2019
SY-19-028 Word | SY-19-028 PDF - Oct 2, 2019
SY-19-014 Word | SY-19-014 PDF - Sep 12, 2019
SY-19-007 Word | SY-19-007 PDF - Jun 24, 2019
SY-18-050 Word | SY-18-050 PDF - Apr 23, 2019
SY-18-047 Word | SY-18-047 PDF - Apr 23, 2019
SY-18-044 Word | SY-18-044 PDF - Mar 25, 2019
SY-18-043 Word | SY-18-043 PDF - Mar 11, 2019
SY-18-042 Word | SY-18-042 PDF - Feb 26, 2019
SY-18-033 Word | SY-18-033 PDF - Jan 18, 2019
SY-18-021 Word | SY-18-021 PDF - Oct 4, 2018
SY-18-003 Word | SY-18-003 PDF - Jun 18, 2018
SY-18-015 Word | SY-18-015 PDF - Jun 8, 2018
SY-17-052 Word | SY-17-052 PDF - May 18, 2018
SY-17-054 Word | SY-17-054 PDF - Apr 30, 2018
SY-17-045 Word | SY-17-045 PDF - Feb 22, 2018