Kinship Care Legal Issues for Legal Professionals:
The New York State Office of Children and Family Services is an agency of the New York state government within the Department of Family Assistance.
The Office of Temporary and Disability Assistance (OTDA) is responsible for supervising programs that provide assistance and support to eligible families and individuals.
AARP New York focuses on issues affecting those over the age of fifty.
The New York State Association Chiefs of Police promotes training and professionalism for law enforcement
The NYS Office of Education‘s Student Support Services office promotes school improvement by focusing on social and emotional development and learning through programs, services and activities.
The Department of Health‘s role is ensuring the provision of appropriate health and social care services, both in clinical settings such as hospitals and GPs’ surgeries, and in the community through nursing, social work and other professional services.
The mission of the New York State Office for the Aging (NYSOFA) is to help older New Yorkers be as independent as possible for as long as possible through advocacy, development and delivery of person-centered, consumer-oriented, and cost-effective policies, programs, and services that support and empower older adults.
Office of Addiction Services and Supports.
The Mission of the New York State Office of Mental Health is to promote the mental health of all New Yorkers, with a particular focus on providing hope and recovery for adults with serious mental illness and children with serious emotional disturbances.
Prevent Child Abuse New York is the only private, nonprofit agency serving the entire state whose single mission is to prevent child abuse in all its forms.
The United States Social Security Administration is an independent agency of the U.S. federal government that administers Social Security, a social insurance program consisting of retirement, disability, and survivor benefits.
The Student Support Services office promotes school improvement by focusing on social and emotional development and learning through programs, services and activities.
For National Organizations and other kinship resources, please see National Resource Page.