Child Fatality Reports: Saint Lawrence 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: Saint Lawrence County

Links Date Released
SY-21-037 Word | SY-21-037 PDF - Dec 23, 2021
SY-21-025 Word | SY-21-025 PDF - Nov 22, 2021
SY-21-005 Word | SY-21-005 PDF - Jul 15, 2021
SY-20-060 Word | SY-20-060 PDF - Jun 29, 2021
SY-20-056 Word | SY-20-056 PDF - Jun 3, 2021
SY-20-054 Word | SY-20-054 PDF - May 24, 2021
SY-20-048 Word | SY-20-048 PDF - Mar 29, 2021
SY-20-021 Word | SY-20-021 PDF - Nov 10, 2020
SY-20-011 Word | SY-20-011 PDF - Jul 30, 2020
SY-20-009 Word | SY-20-009 PDF - Jun 18, 2020
SY-19-059 Word | SY-19-059 PDF - May 20, 2020
SY-19-050 Word | SY-19-050 PDF - Mar 16, 2020
SY-19-049 Word | SY-19-049 PDF - Mar 12, 2020
SY-19-038 Word | SY-19-038 PDF - Dec 4, 2019
SY-19-015 Word | SY-19-015 PDF - Sep 24, 2019
SY-18-019 Word | SY-18-019 PDF - Oct 22, 2018
SY-18-013 Word | SY-18-013 PDF - Sep 25, 2018
SY-17-043 Word | SY-17-043 PDF - Mar 5, 2018
SY-17-031 Word | SY-17-031 PDF - Jan 9, 2018
SY-17-046 Word | SY-17-046 PDF - Dec 13, 2017
SY-17-014 Word | SY-17-014 PDF - Aug 22, 2017
SY-17-008 Word | SY-17-008 PDF - Aug 21, 2017
SY-16-028 Word | SY-16-028 PDF - Jan 19, 2017
SY-16-025 Word | SY-16-025 PDF - Jan 18, 2017
SY-16-027 Word | SY-16-027 PDF - Dec 30, 2016
SY-15-040 Word | SY-15-040 PDF - Apr 8, 2016
SY-15-025 Word | SY-15-025 PDF - Mar 1, 2016