New York has a Council on Children and Families throughout each jurisdiction, where state administrators negotiate solutions for interagency collaborations. Commissioners of the Office of Children and Family Services (OCFS), the State Education Department (SED), the Office of Mental Health (OMH), the Office of Mental Retardation and Developmental Disabilities (OMRDD), the Office of Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Services (OASAS), the Department of Health (DOH), and the Division of Probation and Correctional Alternatives (DPCA) assemble to discuss statewide cross-systems collaborations to better serve children and families. OCFS provides counties with oversight and coordination to effectively comply with all mandatory requirements of P.L. 110-351. Read more.
The Fostering Connections Resource Center gratefully acknowledges the National Association of Public Child Welfare Administrators for providing these summaries of state approaches. Please visit NAPCWA for the complete implementation summary.