Office of Children and Family Services


Title IV-E

Title IV-E Announcements and Communications

The results of the 2018 federal Foster Care Eligibility Review show New York State is in substantial compliance.


Administrative Directives

Informational Letters

Local Commissioner Memorandums

You can access these and other OCFS policies with this link:

General Information System Messages

These policies provide guidance to local departments of social services regarding the payment and reimbursement of respite care and services provided for foster care children. You can access these and other GIS policies with this link (requires NYENET access): GIS System Change Notices