Children and Family Services   

The Children's Services Unit is responsible for providing services to children and families to improve familial relationships, strengthen family life as well as to provide safe and stable living situations. 

This unit provides services to families in an effort to preserve the family unit and maintain children at home in a safe environment. In many cases, it is possible to provide services in the home that will allow the child to remain with his/her family and thereby avoid out-of-home placement. At times, placement of a child must be made in order to stabilize the child and/or family. These placements are intended to be of short duration while efforts are made to reunite the child with his/her family at the earliest possible date. 

Services available through the Children and Family Services unit include:

Child Protective Services
Adoption Services
Foster Care Services
Preventive Services

For further information fo to http://www.ocfs.state.ny.us/main