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    Taxonomy Code: DD-1800

    Programs that utilize a wide variety of informational materials and techniques to increase the public's awareness of their rights and responsibilities as consumers of goods and services. The services may include information concerning federal and state consumer protection laws and regulatory agencies; advice regarding comparison shopping, use of consumer reports and buying guides, and other practices that help consumers make informed decisions and avoid problems before they occur; and education regarding the steps that need to be taken to resolve problems with unfair credit practices, defective products, shoddy repairs or workmanship or incompetent services.

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    Service NameDescriptionLocationProgramAgency
    ATTORNEY GENERALProsecutes and defends the interests of New York State residents in areas including crime, consumerism, environment, public/charitable institutions, real estate, landlord/tenant rights, health care, etc. Offers a wide range of consumer guides and handles appropriate complaints or refer complainant to the correct government HAUPPAUGE ADDRESS: 300 Motor Parkway, Suite 230, Hauppauge, NY 11788; (631)231-2424. Letitia JamesATTORNEY GENERALNEW YORK STATE GOVERNMENT
    ATTORNEY GENERAL-NASSAU OFFICEProsecutes and defends the interests of New York State residents in areas including crime, consumerism, environment, public/charitable institutions, real estate, landlord/tenant rights, health care, etc. Offers a wide range of consumer guides and handles appropriate complaints or refer complainant to the correct government agency. Letitia JamesNassauATTORNEY GENERAL-NASSAU OFFICENEW YORK STATE GOVERNMENT
    ATTORNEY GENERAL-SUFFOLK OFFICEProsecutes and defends the interests of New York State residents in areas including crimes, consumerism, environment, public/charitable institutions, real estate, landlord/tenant rights, health care, etc. Offers a wide range of consumer guides and handles appropriate complaints or refer complainant to the correct government agency. Letita JamesSuffolkATTORNEY GENERAL-SUFFOLK OFFICENEW YORK STATE GOVERNMENT
    DIVISION OF MANAGED CARE AND PROGRAM EVALUATIONProvides information, assistance on guidelines and an appeal process for managed care health plans. Receives complaints about the quality of health care services received from a managed care plan.DIVISION OF MANAGED CARE AND PROGRAM EVALUATIONNEW YORK STATE DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH
    DIVISION OF RECREATIONHolds summer programs at neighborhood recreation centers for grades K-6 holds a half-day playground program for preschoolers on Tuesday and Thursday or Mon, Wed, Fri holds a recreation day camp for ages 7-12 and a counselor-in-training program. Call for place, time, and fees. Fall programs for adults and children include LEAP after school program, programs for 3 and 4 year olds, after school recreation (arts and crafts, physical fitness, storytimes, consumer education, sports programs and pools). Buildings rented out for parties/fees vary.DEPARTMENT OF PARKS, RECREATION AND CULTURAL AFFAIRSTOWN OF ISLIP
    FAMILY SUPPORT SERVICES INFORMATION, REFERRAL AND TRAININGProvides assistance in gathering information on resources and consumer rights. Offers parent training for navigation of insurance, educational system and public entitlements. Provides linkage and referral for needed services.FAMILY SUPPORT SERVICES INFORMATION, REFERRAL AND TRAININGSICK KIDS NEED INVOLVED PEOPLE OF NEW YORK, INC.
    IDENTITY THEFT/DECEPTIVE AND FRAUDULENT CONDUCTOffers free materials on identity theft and deceptive and fraudulent conduct including health fraud and deceptive advertising. Maintains an identity theft database which provides contact information for law enforcement officers and advice for consumers.Use the agency's link http://www.indentitytheft.gov/ to report identity theft and get started on a recovery.IDENTITY THEFT/DECEPTIVE AND FRAUDULENT CONDUCTFEDERAL TRADE COMMISSION
    METROPOLITAN REGION-CENTRAL ISLIP OFFICEProvides information and resources to assist consumers regarding unresolved issues concerning a hospital stay, nursing facility, or home nursing care. Assistance is case specific. Also provides a description of regulatory over-sight structure of assisted living housing and programs. Does analysis of demographic information and service utilization patterns. Offers such information for program development and planning, offers recommendations for resident health and safety quality of care, options for developments, and program financing.SuffolkMETROPOLITAN REGION-CENTRAL ISLIP OFFICENEW YORK STATE DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH
    NEW YORK STATE CONSUMER PROTECTION BOARDProtects, educates and represents consumers through investigating/resolving consumer complaints, educating/advocating on behalf of consumers and researching/analyzing consumer issues. Visit website for additional information.NEW YORK STATE CONSUMER PROTECTION BOARDNEW YORK STATE CONSUMER PROTECTION BOARD
    UNITED STATES CONSUMER PRODUCT SAFETY COMMISSIONA national organization to help reduce the number of injuries and deaths associated with consumer products. Investigates consumer complaints on product safety issues, negotiates recalls of defective consumer products and enforces the regulations that govern CPSC. Deals with consumer products except for automobiles, car seats, food and drugs. Provides a newsletter and educational material.UNITED STATES CONSUMER PRODUCT SAFETY COMMISSIONUNITED STATES CONSUMER PRODUCT SAFETY COMMISSION

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