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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 : All Regions

Links Date Released Regional Office County
SY-21-034 Word | SY-21-034 PDF - Dec 31, 2021 Syracuse Regional Office Onondaga County
AL-21-017 Word | AL-21-017 PDF - Dec 31, 2021 Albany Regional Office Otsego County
NY-21-072 Word | NY-21-072 PDF - Dec 29, 2021 NYC Regional Office Kings County
SY-21-037 Word | SY-21-037 PDF - Dec 23, 2021 Syracuse Regional Office Saint Lawrence County
SY-21-036 Word | SY-21-036 PDF - Dec 22, 2021 Syracuse Regional Office Oswego County
SY-21-033 Word | SY-21-033 PDF - Dec 20, 2021 Syracuse Regional Office Jefferson County
SY-21-030 Word | SY-21-030 PDF - Dec 20, 2021 Syracuse Regional Office Oneida County
AL-21-016 Word | AL-21-016 PDF - Dec 20, 2021 Albany Regional Office Albany County
BU-21-022 Word | BU-21-022 PDF - Dec 20, 2021 Buffalo Regional Office Chautauqua County
AL-21-014 Word | AL-21-014 PDF - Dec 14, 2021 Albany Regional Office Warren County
SV-21-027 Word | SV-21-027 PDF - Dec 14, 2021 Westchester Regional Office Dutchess County
BU-21-019 Word | BU-21-019 PDF - Dec 14, 2021 Buffalo Regional Office Cattaraugus County
BU-21-020 Word | BU-21-020 PDF - Dec 14, 2021 Buffalo Regional Office Erie County
SV-21-026 Word | SV-21-026 PDF - Dec 14, 2021 Westchester Regional Office Suffolk County
SY-21-028 Word | SY-21-028 PDF - Dec 14, 2021 Syracuse Regional Office Oneida County
BU-21-024 Word | BU-21-024 PDF - Dec 13, 2021 Buffalo Regional Office Allegany County
SY-21-027 Word | SY-21-027 PDF - Dec 13, 2021 Syracuse Regional Office Herkimer County
RO-21-018 Word | RO-21-018 PDF - Dec 10, 2021 Rochester Regional Office Steuben County
SY-21-031 Word | SY-21-031 PDF - Dec 6, 2021 Syracuse Regional Office Oswego County
NY-21-070 Word | NY-21-070 PDF - Dec 6, 2021 NYC Regional Office Bronx County
NY-21-069 Word | NY-21-069 PDF - Dec 6, 2021 NYC Regional Office New York County
SV-21-023 Word | SV-21-023 PDF - Dec 2, 2021 Westchester Regional Office Suffolk County
NY-21-066 Word | NY-21-066 PDF - Dec 1, 2021 NYC Regional Office Bronx County
BU-21-023 Word | BU-21-023 PDF - Nov 30, 2021 Buffalo Regional Office Niagara County
BU-21-021 Word | BU-21-021 PDF - Nov 30, 2021 Buffalo Regional Office Cattaraugus County
RO-21-015 Word | RO-21-015 PDF - Nov 29, 2021 Rochester Regional Office Monroe County
NY-21-068 Word | NY-21-068 PDF - Nov 29, 2021 NYC Regional Office Bronx County
NY-21-067 Word | NY-21-067 PDF - Nov 29, 2021 NYC Regional Office New York 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