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OCFS maintains a current list of records by subject matter. Some of the records in this subject matter list of agency records may be exempt from disclosure pursuant to the Freedom of Information Law.
(This list is effective June 2, 2023.)

OCFS Subject Matter List of Agency Records

OCFS Maintains Records on …

— A —

  • Abandoned Infant Protection Act
  • Accreditation
  • Administration
  • Administration for Children’s Services
  • Administrative Hearings
  • Adolescent pregnancy prevention
  • Adoption
  • Adoption and Foster Care Analysis and Reporting System reports
  • Adoption Subsidy/Non-Recurring Adoption Expenses
  • Advantage after-school
  • Advisory boards
  • Advocacy groups and associations
  • Adult Protective Services
  • Affirmative action
  • Agency policies and regulations
  • Alcoholism and substance abuse
  • AmeriCorps
  • Audits
  • Authorized agencies

— B —

  • Behavioral Health
  • Bridges to Health
  • Budget material
  • Business Enterprise Program

— C —

  • Capital facilities
  • Cash Grant Program
  • Child Abuse Prevention and Treatment Act (CAPTA)
  • Child abuse and maltreatment
  • Child Advocacy Centers (CAC)
  • Child Care Assistance Program (CCAP)
  • Child Care Time and Attendance System
  • Child Care Development Block Grant (CCDBG)/Child Care Development Fund (CCDF)
  • Child day care
  • Child protective services (CPS)
  • Child Fatality Reports
  • Close to Home
  • Commission for the Blind
  • Community Services
  • Conferences
  • CONNECTIONS
  • Comprehensive Child Welfare Information System (CCWIS)
  • Contracts
  • Control and oversight agencies
  • Corporations
  • Credit checks
  • Criminal History Record Checks
  • Cyber-bullying

— D —

  • Data Sharing
  • NYS Department of Social Services
  • Detention
  • Division of Child Care Services
  • Division of Child Welfare and Community Services
  • Division of Juvenile Justice and Opportunities for Youth
  • Division of Youth Development and Partnerships for Success
  • Domestic violence

— E —

  • Educational Records
  • Electronic data processing and technology
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Ethics

— F —

  • Family Assessment Response (FAR)
  • Family Court
  • Family First Prevention Services Act (FFPSA)
  • Family Opportunity Centers
  • Family services
  • Family Type Homes for Adults
  • Federal funding
  • Field offices
  • Finance
  • Fire and safety
  • Fiscal services
  • Freedom of Information Law (FOIL)
  • Foster care
  • Family Violence Prevention and Services Act (FVPSA)

— G —

  • General correspondence files
  • Grants

— H —

  • Health services
  • Healthy Families
  • Health Homes
  • Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA)
  • Home visiting
  • Host Homes/Safe Families
  • Human Resources/Personnel
  • Human Services Call Center
  • Human Trafficking

— I —

  • Independent living
  • Indian affairs
  • Indian Child Welfare Act (ICWA)
  • Institutional abuse and neglect
  • Internal and External Audit Reports
  • Internal controls
  • Internal Discrimination Complaints
  • Interstate Compact on the Placement of Children (ICPC)
  • Interstate Compact and Medical Assistance (ICAMA)
  • Interstate issues
  • Inventory and purchasing records
  • Invoice and payment records

— J —

  • Justice Center

— K —

  • Kinship Guardianship Assistance/Non-Recurring Guardianship Expenses (KinGAP)

— L —

  • Labor management
  • Division of Legal Affairs
  • Legislators/legislative proposals
  • LGBTQ
  • Limited English Proficiency
  • Limited secure programs
  • Litigation
  • Local Departments of Social Services (LDSS)
  • Local District Front End Detection System Plans

— M —

  • Mandated Reporting of Child Abuse or Maltreatment
  • Medicaid
  • Medical Records
  • Mental health
  • Merger issues
  • Mobile Response Units
  • Monitoring and compliance
  • Monthly reports

— N —

  • National Youth in Transition Database reports
  • New York Model

— O —

  • OCFS facilities
  • OCFS Youth
  • Office space
  • Operating certificates
  • Other state agencies

— P —

  • Pay for Success
  • Payroll
  • Peer Advocates
  • Performance-based Standards (PbS)
  • Personnel/staffing
  • Persons in Need of Supervision (PINS)
  • Policies
  • Planning
  • Prison Rape Elimination Act (PREA)
  • Press releases/news clippings
  • Preventive Services
  • Probation Termination documents
  • Project Sunlight
  • Putative Father Registry

— Q —

  • Quality assurance
  • Qualified Individual
  • Qualified Residential Treatment Program (QRTP)

— R —

  • Raise the Age
  • Raise the Lower Age
  • Rate setting
  • Real Estate
  • Record retention
  • Regional Offices
  • Research and studies
  • Residential facility records
  • Runaway and Homeless Youth (RHY)

— S —

  • Safe Harbor
  • Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity Expression (SOGIE)
  • Statewide Central Register of Child Abuse and Maltreatment (SCR)
  • Supervision and Treatment Services for Juveniles Program (STSJP)
  • Statistics

— T —

  • Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF)
  • Task forces
  • Telephone records
  • Title IV-B
  • Title IV-E
  • Training
  • Transportation
  • Travel Records

— U —

  • Unaccompanied alien children (UAC)
  • Unaccompanied refugee minors (URM)

— W —

  • Welfare reform
  • William Hoyt Trust Fund
  • Workplace Violence Reports

— Y —

  • YOCS
  • Youth bureaus
  • Youth development
  • Youth Development and Delinquency Prevention

OCFS DOES NOT Maintain Records on …

Personal Foster Care Records

Please contact the local department of social services where foster care was provided to obtain these records.

Adoption Records

Please contact the New York State Department of Health - Adoption Registry to obtain these records.

Criminal History Records

Please contact the New York State Division of Criminal Justice Services to obtain these records.

Marriage Licenses

Please contact the New York State Department of Health – Vital Statistics or the County Office of Vital Statistics where the license was received to receive a copy of the license.

Court Records

Please contact the court where the proceeding was held to obtain these records.

Police Reports

Please contact the arresting police agency to obtain these records.