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Subject Matter List

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 September 2019.)

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 services
  • Affirmative action
  • Agency policies and regulations
  • Alcoholism and substance abuse
  • AmeriCorps
  • Audits
  • Authorized agencies

— B —

  • Behavioral health
  • Bridges to health
  • Budget material

— C —

  • Capital facilities
  • CAPTA
  • Child abuse and maltreatment
  • Child advocacy centers
  • Child Care Time and Attendance System
  • Child day care
  • Child protective services
  • Child fatality reports
  • Close to Home
  • Commission for the Blind
  • Community Services
  • Conferences
  • CONNECTIONS
  • 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
  • Domestic violence

— E —

  • Educational records
  • Electronic data processing and technology
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • E-Rate
  • Ethics
  • Executive Order #38

— F —

  • Family Assessment Response
  • Family Court
  • Family services
  • Federal funding
  • Field offices
  • Finance
  • Fire and safety
  • Fiscal services
  • FOIL
  • Foster care
  • FVPSA

— G —

  • General correspondence files
  • Grants

— H —

  • Health services
  • Healthy Families New York
  • Health Homes
  • HIPPA
  • Home visiting
  • Human Resources/Personnel
  • Human trafficking

— I —

  • Independent living
  • Indian affairs
  • Institutional abuse and neglect
  • Internal and external audit reports
  • Internal controls
  • Internal discrimination complaints
  • Interstate Compact on the Placement of Children
  • Interstate Compact and Medical Assistance
  • Interstate issues
  • Inventory and purchasing records
  • Invoice and payment records

— J —

  • Justice Center

— K —

  • Kinship Guardianship Assistance/Non-Recurring Guardianship Expenses

— L —

  • Labor management
  • Law enforcement
  • Division of Legal Affairs
  • Legislators/legislative proposals
  • LGBTQ
  • Limited English Proficiency
  • Limited secure programs
  • Litigation
  • Local departments of social services
  • Local District Front End Detection System Plans

— M —

  • Medicaid
  • Medical records
  • Mental health
  • Merger issues
  • 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
  • PbS - Performance-based Standards
  • Peace officers
  • Personnel/staffing
  • Policies
  • Planning
  • PREA
  • Press releases/news clippings
  • Preventive services
  • Probation termination documents
  • Project Sunlight
  • Putative Father Registry

— Q —

  • Quality assurance

— R —

  • Rate setting
  • Real estate
  • Record retention
  • Regional offices
  • Research and studies
  • Runaway and homeless youth

— S —

  • Safe Harbor
  • SOGIE
  • Special Delinquency Prevention program
  • Statewide Central Register of Child Abuse and Maltreatment
  • Statistics

— T —

  • TANF
  • Task forces
  • Telephone records
  • Title IV-B
  • Title IV-E
  • Training
  • Transportation
  • Travel records

— U —

  • Unaccompanied alien children
  • Unaccompanied refugee minors

— 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.