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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: Orange County

Links Date Released
SV-21-041 Word | SV-21-041 PDF - Mar 28, 2022
SV-21-033 Word | SV-21-033 PDF - Feb 7, 2022
SV-21-007 Word | SV-21-007 PDF - Aug 10, 2021
SV-21-003 Word | SV-21-003 PDF - Jul 14, 2021
SV-20-021 Word | SV-20-021 PDF - Nov 10, 2020
SV-20-019 Word | SV-20-019 PDF - Nov 10, 2020
SV-20-026 Word | SV-20-026 PDF - Oct 19, 2020
SV-20-024 Word | SV-20-024 PDF - Oct 19, 2020
SV-20-001 Word | SV-20-001 PDF - Jun 3, 2020
SV-19-059 Word | SV-19-059 PDF - May 14, 2020
SV-19-057 Word | SV-19-057 PDF - Mar 24, 2020
SV-19-054 Word | SV-19-054 PDF - Mar 16, 2020
SV-19-055 Word | SV-19-055 PDF - Feb 21, 2020
SV-19-026 Word | SV-19-026 PDF - Sep 25, 2019
SV-19-031 Word | SV-19-031 PDF - Sep 24, 2019
SV-19-004 Word | SV-19-004 PDF - Jul 1, 2019
SV-19-002 Word | SV-19-002 PDF - Jun 20, 2019
SV-19-001 Word | SV-19-001 PDF - Apr 29, 2019
SV-18-063 Word | SV-18-063 PDF - Mar 21, 2019
SV-18-060 Word | SV-18-060 PDF - Mar 21, 2019
SV-18-056 Word | SV-18-056 PDF - Mar 12, 2019
SV-18-055 Word | SV-18-055 PDF - Mar 4, 2019
SV-18-047 Word | SV-18-047 PDF - Jan 11, 2019
SV-18-050 Word | SV-18-050 PDF - Jan 3, 2019
SV-18-042 Word | SV-18-042 PDF - Dec 19, 2018
SV-18-032 Word | SV-18-032 PDF - Nov 7, 2018
SV-18-030 Word | SV-18-030 PDF - Oct 17, 2018
SV-18-035 Word | SV-18-035 PDF - Oct 17, 2018
SV-18-031 Word | SV-18-031 PDF - Oct 17, 2018
SV-18-015 Word | SV-18-015 PDF - Aug 30, 2018
SV-18-005 Word | SV-18-005 PDF - Jun 29, 2018
SV-17-055 Word | SV-17-055 PDF - May 15, 2018
SV-17-050 Word | SV-17-050 PDF - May 11, 2018
SV-18-003 Word | SV-18-003 PDF - May 8, 2018
SV-18-001 Word | SV-18-001 PDF - May 4, 2018
SV-17-036 Word | SV-17-036 PDF - Feb 22, 2018
SV-17-015 Word | SV-17-015 PDF - Nov 27, 2017
SV-16-039 Word | SV-16-039 PDF - Mar 3, 2017
SV-16-026 Word | SV-16-026 PDF - Feb 28, 2017
SV-16-013 Word | SV-16-013 PDF - Dec 23, 2016
SV-16-016 Word | SV-16-016 PDF - Dec 23, 2016
SV-16-015 Word | SV-16-015 PDF - Dec 23, 2016
SV-16-007 Word | SV-16-007 PDF - Jul 11, 2016
SV-15-009 Word | SV-15-009 PDF - Dec 11, 2015
SV-15-003 Word | SV-15-003 PDF - Aug 19, 2015
SV-15-001 Word | SV-15-001 PDF - Jul 23, 2015
SV-14-025 Word | SV-14-025 PDF - Jun 30, 2015
SV-14-003 Word | SV-14-003 PDF - Jun 29, 2015
SV-14-014 Word | SV-14-014 PDF - Jun 29, 2015