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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
SY-21-024 Word | SY-21-024 PDF - Nov 26, 2021 Syracuse Regional Office Onondaga County
SY-21-026 Word | SY-21-026 PDF - Nov 26, 2021 Syracuse Regional Office Cortland County
NY-21-058 Word | NY-21-058 PDF - Nov 24, 2021 NYC Regional Office Queens County
BU-21-017 Word | BU-21-017 PDF - Nov 24, 2021 Buffalo Regional Office Erie County
SY-21-025 Word | SY-21-025 PDF - Nov 22, 2021 Syracuse Regional Office Saint Lawrence County
NY-21-063 Word | NY-21-063 PDF - Nov 22, 2021 NYC Regional Office Richmond County
NY-21-059 Word | NY-21-059 PDF - Nov 22, 2021 NYC Regional Office Kings County
NY-21-057 Word | NY-21-057 PDF - Nov 22, 2021 NYC Regional Office Kings County
NY-21-060 Word | NY-21-060 PDF - Nov 19, 2021 NYC Regional Office Richmond County
SV-21-024 Word | SV-21-024 PDF - Nov 16, 2021 Westchester Regional Office Suffolk County
SV-21-020 Word | SV-21-020 PDF - Nov 16, 2021 Westchester Regional Office Nassau County
NY-21-105 Word | NY-21-105 PDF - Nov 15, 2021 NYC Regional Office Bronx County
SV-21-019 Word | SV-21-019 PDF - Nov 15, 2021 Westchester Regional Office Suffolk County
SY-21-022 Word | SY-21-022 PDF - Nov 15, 2021 Syracuse Regional Office Oneida County
SY-21-021 Word | SY-21-021 PDF - Nov 12, 2021 Syracuse Regional Office Chenango County
NY-21-056 Word | NY-21-056 PDF - Nov 9, 2021 NYC Regional Office Queens County
SV-21-021 Word | SV-21-021 PDF - Nov 9, 2021 Westchester Regional Office Nassau County
SY-21-020 Word | SY-21-020 PDF - Nov 9, 2021 Syracuse Regional Office Oswego County
SV-21-018 Word | SV-21-018 PDF - Nov 9, 2021 Westchester Regional Office Sullivan County
NY-21-062 Word | NY-21-062 PDF - Nov 8, 2021 NYC Regional Office Bronx County
NY-21-053 Word | NY-21-053 PDF - Nov 5, 2021 NYC Regional Office New York County
NY-21-052 Word | NY-21-052 PDF - Nov 5, 2021 NYC Regional Office New York County
NY-21-051 Word | NY-21-051 PDF - Nov 5, 2021 NYC Regional Office Bronx County
BU-21-018 Word | BU-21-018 PDF - Nov 5, 2021 Buffalo Regional Office Erie County
SY-21-023 Word | SY-21-023 PDF - Nov 5, 2021 Syracuse Regional Office Broome County
NY-21-055 Word | NY-21-055 PDF - Nov 4, 2021 NYC Regional Office Kings County
AL-21-013 Word | AL-21-013 PDF - Nov 3, 2021 Albany Regional Office Columbia County
RO-21-013 Word | RO-21-013 PDF - Nov 1, 2021 Rochester Regional Office Steuben County
BU-21-016 Word | BU-21-016 PDF - Nov 1, 2021 Buffalo Regional Office Niagara County
SV-21-017 Word | SV-21-017 PDF - Oct 26, 2021 Westchester Regional Office Rockland County
BU-21-015 Word | BU-21-015 PDF - Oct 25, 2021 Buffalo Regional Office Erie County
NY-21-048 Word | NY-21-048 PDF - Oct 23, 2021 NYC Regional Office Bronx County
NY-21-050 Word | NY-21-050 PDF - Oct 22, 2021 NYC Regional Office Queens County
BU-21-014 Word | BU-21-014 PDF - Oct 22, 2021 Buffalo Regional Office Erie County
NY-21-049 Word | NY-21-049 PDF - Oct 21, 2021 NYC Regional Office Bronx County
AL-21-012 Word | AL-21-012 PDF - Oct 18, 2021 Albany Regional Office Schenectady County
SV-21-015 Word | SV-21-015 PDF - Oct 18, 2021 Westchester Regional Office Rockland County
RO-21-012 Word | RO-21-012 PDF - Oct 18, 2021 Rochester Regional Office Seneca County
AL-21-011 Word | AL-21-011 PDF - Oct 15, 2021 Albany Regional Office Rensselaer County
NY-21-047 Word | NY-21-047 PDF - Oct 14, 2021 NYC Regional Office Kings County
NY-21-045 Word | NY-21-045 PDF - Oct 14, 2021 NYC Regional Office Queens County
NY-21-044 Word | NY-21-044 PDF - Oct 14, 2021 NYC Regional Office Queens County
NY-21-043 Word | NY-21-043 PDF - Oct 14, 2021 NYC Regional Office Kings County
NY-21-041 Word | NY-21-041 PDF - Oct 13, 2021 NYC Regional Office Bronx County
NY-21-054 Word | NY-21-054 PDF - Oct 12, 2021 NYC Regional Office New York County
SV-21-014 Word | SV-21-014 PDF - Oct 8, 2021 Westchester Regional Office Dutchess County
NY-21-039 Word | NY-21-039 PDF - Oct 6, 2021 NYC Regional Office Kings County
BU-21-012 Word | BU-21-012 PDF - Oct 4, 2021 Buffalo Regional Office Erie County
SY-21-018 Word | SY-21-018 PDF - Oct 4, 2021 Syracuse Regional Office Oswego County
NY-21-034 Word | NY-21-034 PDF - Oct 2, 2021 NYC Regional Office Bronx County