Links to State and Tribal Child Welfare Law and Policy - New York

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Statutes

Website for Statutes:

http://public.leginfo.state.ny.us/lawssrch.cgi?NVLWO: 

Citations:

  • Adoption: Domestic Relations Law, article 7; Family Court Act, article 6, part 2; Social Services Law, article 6, title 9; Public Health Law, article 41, title 3 (§§ 4138 through 4138-e)
  • Child protection: Social Services Law, article 6, titles 1, 4, 6; Family Court Act, article 10 (parts 1 through 3)
  • Child welfare: Social Services Law, article 6, titles 3, 8, 8-A; Executive Law, article 49-A; Family Court Act, articles 6 (parts 1, 1-A), 10 (parts 4 through 8), 10-A
  • Guardianship: Social Services Law, article 6, title 10; Family Court Act, article 6, part 4
  • Youth services: Family Court Act, article 10-B; Education Act, title 7, article 130 (§ 6456)
  • Indian child welfare: Domestic Relations Law, article 5-A (§ 75-C); Social Services Law, article 1 (§§ 2, 39)

Regulation/Policy

Website for Administrative Code:

http://government.westlaw.com/linkedslice/default.asp?SP=nycrr-1000 

Notes:

See title 18, chapter II, subchapter C.

Website for Agency Policies:

https://www.ocfs.ny.gov/main/sppd/child-welfare-manuals.php

Notes:

See also: Child Protective Services Manual (New York State Office of Child and Family Services)

Other Resources

New York Uniform Rules for the Family Court

New York Uniform Rules for the Surrogate's Court

Tribal code available online: