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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 : All Regions

Links Date Released Regional Office County
NY-20-072 Word | NY-20-072 PDF - Dec 31, 2020 NYC Regional Office New York County
NY-20-067 Word | NY-20-067 PDF - Dec 31, 2020 NYC Regional Office Queens County
SY-20-032 Word | SY-20-032 PDF - Dec 31, 2020 Syracuse Regional Office Onondaga County
SV-20-030 Word | SV-20-030 PDF - Dec 31, 2020 Westchester Regional Office Sullivan County
NY-20-062 Word | NY-20-062 PDF - Dec 31, 2020 NYC Regional Office New York County
NY-20-055 Word | NY-20-055 PDF - Dec 20, 2020 NYC Regional Office Kings County
NY-20-056 Word | NY-20-056 PDF - Dec 18, 2020 NYC Regional Office New York County
NY-20-057 Word | NY-20-057 PDF - Dec 18, 2020 NYC Regional Office Kings County
NY-20-054 Word | NY-20-054 PDF - Dec 17, 2020 NYC Regional Office Richmond County
NY-20-066 Word | NY-20-066 PDF - Dec 17, 2020 NYC Regional Office Queens County
SY-20-029 Word | SY-20-029 PDF - Dec 16, 2020 Syracuse Regional Office Onondaga County
SY-20-028 Word | SY-20-028 PDF - Dec 16, 2020 Syracuse Regional Office Oswego County
RO-20-013 Word | RO-20-013 PDF - Dec 16, 2020 Rochester Regional Office Monroe County
BU-20-014 Word | BU-20-014 PDF - Dec 16, 2020 Buffalo Regional Office Erie County
NY-20-061 Word | NY-20-061 PDF - Dec 14, 2020 NYC Regional Office Kings County
RO-20-012 Word | RO-20-012 PDF - Dec 14, 2020 Rochester Regional Office Steuben County
SY-20-035 Word | SY-20-035 PDF - Dec 14, 2020 Syracuse Regional Office Cayuga County
SV-20-031 Word | SV-20-031 PDF - Dec 14, 2020 Westchester Regional Office Nassau County
AL-20-017 Word | AL-20-017 PDF - Dec 10, 2020 Albany Regional Office Columbia County
NY-20-065 Word | NY-20-065 PDF - Dec 7, 2020 NYC Regional Office Kings County
SY-20-033 Word | SY-20-033 PDF - Dec 4, 2020 Syracuse Regional Office Tioga County
NY-20-058 Word | NY-20-058 PDF - Dec 1, 2020 NYC Regional Office New York County
NY-20-059 Word | NY-20-059 PDF - Dec 1, 2020 NYC Regional Office Kings County
NY-20-052 Word | NY-20-052 PDF - Dec 1, 2020 NYC Regional Office Bronx County
NY-20-051 Word | NY-20-051 PDF - Dec 1, 2020 NYC Regional Office Bronx County
SY-20-030 Word | SY-20-030 PDF - Nov 30, 2020 Syracuse Regional Office Cortland County
NY-20-050 Word | NY-20-050 PDF - Nov 29, 2020 NYC Regional Office Queens County
NY-20-049 Word | NY-20-049 PDF - Nov 29, 2020 NYC Regional Office Queens County
NY-20-071 Word | NY-20-071 PDF - Nov 25, 2020 NYC Regional Office Bronx County
SY-20-026 Word | SY-20-026 PDF - Nov 24, 2020 Syracuse Regional Office Chenango County
SV-20-028 Word | SV-20-028 PDF - Nov 24, 2020 Westchester Regional Office Westchester County
SY-20-024 Word | SY-20-024 PDF - Nov 23, 2020 Syracuse Regional Office Oneida County
AL-20-015 Word | AL-20-015 PDF - Nov 23, 2020 Albany Regional Office Montgomery County
SY-20-023 Word | SY-20-023 PDF - Nov 23, 2020 Syracuse Regional Office Oneida County
BU-20-013 Word | BU-20-013 PDF - Nov 23, 2020 Buffalo Regional Office Erie County
SV-20-025 Word | SV-20-025 PDF - Nov 23, 2020 Westchester Regional Office Nassau County
NY-20-046 Word | NY-20-046 PDF - Nov 23, 2020 NYC Regional Office Kings County
NY-20-045 Word | NY-20-045 PDF - Nov 23, 2020 NYC Regional Office Kings County
NY-20-043 Word | NY-20-043 PDF - Nov 19, 2020 NYC Regional Office Bronx County
BU-20-010 Word | BU-20-010 PDF - Nov 18, 2020 Buffalo Regional Office Orleans County
NY-20-042 Word | NY-20-042 PDF - Nov 18, 2020 NYC Regional Office Richmond County
SV-20-029 Word | SV-20-029 PDF - Nov 10, 2020 Westchester Regional Office Suffolk County
SY-20-027 Word | SY-20-027 PDF - Nov 10, 2020 Syracuse Regional Office Jefferson County
SV-20-022 Word | SV-20-022 PDF - Nov 10, 2020 Westchester Regional Office Westchester County
BU-20-016 Word | BU-20-016 PDF - Nov 10, 2020 Buffalo Regional Office Erie County
SV-20-021 Word | SV-20-021 PDF - Nov 10, 2020 Westchester Regional Office Orange County
AL-20-014 Word | AL-20-014 PDF - Nov 10, 2020 Albany Regional Office Montgomery County
SV-20-019 Word | SV-20-019 PDF - Nov 10, 2020 Westchester Regional Office Orange County
SY-20-021 Word | SY-20-021 PDF - Nov 10, 2020 Syracuse Regional Office Saint Lawrence County