NEW YORK STATE OFFICE OF CHILDREN AND FAMILY SERVICES

 
General Information
Description of AgencyServes New York's public by promoting the well-being and safety of our children, families and communities. OCFS achieves results by setting and enforcing policies, building partnerships, and funding and providing quality services. OCFS has numerous responsibilities including: foster care, adoption and adoption assistance child protective services, including operating the Statewide Central Register for Child Abuse and Maltreatment preventive services for children and families services for pregnant adolescents child care services and protective programs for vulnerable adults. OCFS is also responsible for the functions performed by NYS Commission for the Blind, and coordinates state government responses to the needs of Native Americans on reservations and in communities. Additionally, the agency is responsible for the administration and management of specialized programs for juvenile delinquents and juvenile offenders. It operates residential facilities for youth placed in the custody of OCFS by the family and criminal courts. OCFS also regulates juvenile detention facilities operated on behalf of localities.
Geographic AreaRensselaer, New York; New York State
Facility/ADA AccessWheelchair Accessible
Agency TypeGovernment
 
Client Information
EligibilityCriteria is established for each program according to federal, state and local guidelines. Please call for information on eligibility.
 
Availability
Hours of OperationM-F 8am-5pm
 
Contact Information
Contact's NameSheila J. Poole
Contact's PositionActing Commissioner
Physical Site Address 1Capital View Office Park; 52 Washington Street
Physical Site City, State, ZipRensselaer, NY 12144-2834
Mailing Address 1Capital View Office Park; 52 Washington Street
Mailing City, State, ZipRensselaer, NY 12144-2834
Main Phone(518)473-7793;(866)505-7233 (SAFE) (Abandoned Infant Hotline); (800)345-5437 (KIDS) (Child Care, Foster Care and Adoption); (800)342-3009 (Option 6) (Adult Protective Services; (866-871-3000 (Services)
Hotline Phone(800)342-3720 (Child Abuse and Maltreatment Hotline)
Fax(518)486-7550
Emailinfo@ocfs.ny.gov
Web Addresshttp://ocfs.ny.gov
 
Additional Information
Last UpdateJan14
 
Affiliated Programs and Services
This Agency: NEW YORK STATE OFFICE OF CHILDREN AND FAMILY SERVICES
Affiliated Programs: 24 HOUR CHILD ABUSE/NEGLECT HOTLINE
DIVISION OF CHILD CARE SERVICES-LONG ISLAND REGIONAL OFFICE
DIVISION OF JUVENILE JUSTICE LONG ISLAND REGIONAL OFFICE
EQUIPMENT LOAN FUND FOR THE DISABLED
NEW YORK STATE MENTORING PROGRAM
Affiliated Services: 24 HOUR CHILD ABUSE/NEGLECT HOTLINE
DIVISION OF CHILD CARE SERVICES-LONG ISLAND REGIONAL OFFICE
DIVISION OF JUVENILE JUSTICE LONG ISLAND REGIONAL OFFICE
EQUIPMENT LOAN FUND FOR THE DISABLED
NEW YORK STATE MENTORING PROGRAM