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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: Albany Regional Office

Links Date Released County
AL-20-018 Word | AL-20-018 PDF - Jan 7, 2021 Montgomery County
AL-20-017 Word | AL-20-017 PDF - Dec 10, 2020 Columbia County
AL-20-015 Word | AL-20-015 PDF - Nov 23, 2020 Montgomery County
AL-20-014 Word | AL-20-014 PDF - Nov 10, 2020 Montgomery County
AL-20-013 Word | AL-20-013 PDF - Oct 13, 2020 Rensselaer County
AL-20-009 Word | AL-20-009 PDF - Sep 11, 2020 Albany County
AL-20-007 Word | AL-20-007 PDF - Sep 11, 2020 Schenectady County
AL-20-008 Word | AL-20-008 PDF - Sep 3, 2020 Schoharie County
AL-20-006 Word | AL-20-006 PDF - Aug 31, 2020 Washington County
AL-20-004 Word | AL-20-004 PDF - Jul 23, 2020 Rensselaer County
AL-20-005 Word | AL-20-005 PDF - Jun 24, 2020 Schenectady County
AL-20-002 Word | AL-20-002 PDF - Jun 8, 2020 Albany County
AL-20-001 Word | AL-20-001 PDF - Jun 3, 2020 Schenectady County
AL-19-039 Word | AL-19-039 PDF - May 29, 2020 Rensselaer County
AL-19-041 Word | AL-19-041 PDF - May 14, 2020 Albany County
AL-20-003 Word | AL-20-003 PDF - May 6, 2020 Delaware County
AL-19-042 Word | AL-19-042 PDF - May 6, 2020 Rensselaer County
AL-19-040 Word | AL-19-040 PDF - May 6, 2020 Fulton County
AL-19-035 Word | AL-19-035 PDF - Apr 23, 2020 Washington County
AL-19-037 Word | AL-19-037 PDF - Apr 23, 2020 Warren County
AL-19-034 Word | AL-19-034 PDF - Apr 9, 2020 Fulton County
AL-19-033 Word | AL-19-033 PDF - Apr 7, 2020 Albany County
AL-19-032 Word | AL-19-032 PDF - Apr 7, 2020 Warren County
AL-19-031 Word | AL-19-031 PDF - Feb 26, 2020 Albany County
AL-19-030 Word | AL-19-030 PDF - Feb 14, 2020 Washington County
AL-19-028 Word | AL-19-028 PDF - Jan 30, 2020 Delaware County
AL-19-026 Word | AL-19-026 PDF - Jan 27, 2020 Washington County
AL-19-025 Word | AL-19-025 PDF - Jan 7, 2020 Rensselaer County
AL-19-027 Word | AL-19-027 PDF - Dec 31, 2019 Fulton County
AL-19-023 Word | AL-19-023 PDF - Dec 19, 2019 Delaware County
AL-19-024 Word | AL-19-024 PDF - Dec 12, 2019 Albany County
AL-19-022 Word | AL-19-022 PDF - Dec 11, 2019 Warren County
AL-19-029 Word | AL-19-029 PDF - Nov 21, 2019 Rensselaer County
AL-19-021 Word | AL-19-021 PDF - Nov 19, 2019 Clinton County
AL-19-019 Word | AL-19-019 PDF - Nov 1, 2019 Fulton County
AL-19-017 Word | AL-19-017 PDF - Oct 24, 2019 Fulton County
AL-19-020 Word | AL-19-020 PDF - Oct 16, 2019 Fulton County
AL-19-014 Word | AL-19-014 PDF - Oct 11, 2019 Albany County
AL-19-018 Word | AL-19-018 PDF - Oct 10, 2019 Albany County
AL-19-013 Word | AL-19-013 PDF - Sep 16, 2019 Albany County
AL-19-012 Word | AL-19-012 PDF - Sep 9, 2019 Rensselaer County
AL-19-011 Word | AL-19-011 PDF - Aug 15, 2019 Albany County
AL-19-006 Word | AL-19-006 PDF - Aug 13, 2019 Schenectady County
AL-19-004 Word | AL-19-004 PDF - Jul 30, 2019 Delaware County
AL-19-010 Word | AL-19-010 PDF - Jul 25, 2019 Columbia County
AL-19-008 Word | AL-19-008 PDF - Jul 25, 2019 Clinton County
AL-19-015 Word | AL-19-015 PDF - Jul 22, 2019 Greene County
AL-19-016 Word | AL-19-016 PDF - Jul 9, 2019 Clinton County
AL-19-005 Word | AL-19-005 PDF - Jun 14, 2019 Clinton County
AL-19-001 Word | AL-19-001 PDF - May 29, 2019 Greene County