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Juvenile Justice and Opportunities for Youth

Detention Services

The OCFS Bureau of Juvenile Detention Services is responsible for the certification, oversight and monitoring of the secure and nonsecure detention programs within New York State. This includes working closely with the detention programs on a regular basis to ensure they remain in compliance with Title 9 of the New York Codes Rules and Regulations, Part 180, Subparts 180-1 and 180-3, “Juvenile Detention Facilities Regulations.” The detention programs are located throughout New York State and are charged with providing supervision and care while maintaining custody of youth ages eight through 18 prior to adjudication or other disposition by family and/or criminal courts.

Bureau of Detention Services

Office of Children and Family Services
52 Washington Street, Room 118 South Bldg.
Rensselaer, NY 12144

Phone: (518) 473-4630
Fax: (518) 473-5904
Email: ocfs.sm.detention@ocfs.ny.gov

Specialized Secure Detention Regulations FAQ