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  1. Supporting Normative Experiences for Children, Youth, and Youth Adults in Foster Care: Applying a Reasonable and Prudent Parent Standard, 15-OCFS-ADM-21, New York State Office of Children and Family Services (2015)

    This Administrative Directive (ADM) by the New York State Office of Children and Family Services provides information to local departments of social services (LDSSs) and voluntary authorized agencies (VAs)—agencies authorized to operate, manage, supervise ...

    admin - 9/22/2017 1:52pm

  2. Administrative Directive: Regulations Prohibiting Discrimination and Harassment in Child Welfare and Youth Programs, 16-OCFS-ADM-02, New York State Office of Children and Family Services, Office of Strategic Planning and Policy Development (2016)

    This Administrative Directive advises New York State local departments of social services (LDSSs) and voluntary authorized agencies (VAs)—a gencies authorized to operate, manage, supervise, or own group homes or other such child care institutions— of regu ...

    admin - 8/23/2017 2:43pm

  3. Informational Letter on Sexual Orientation, Gender Identity, and Gender Expression (SOGIE), 16-OCFS-INF-10, New York State Office of Children and Family Services, Office of Strategic Planning and Policy Development (2016)

    This informational letter to New York State Commissioners of Social Services and Executive Directors of Voluntary Authorized Agencies—a gencies authorized to operate, manage, supervise, or own group homes or other such child care institutions— provides st ...

    admin - 8/23/2017 2:43pm

  4. Support and Well-Being of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Questioning (LGBTQ) Children and Youth, Illinois Department of Children and Family Services (2017)

    This comprehensive policy from the Illinois Department of Children and Family Services (DCFS) is meant to promote the safety and well being of LGBTQ youth in its care. Built upon protections in the Illinois Human Rights Act, the policy sets a minimum stan ...

    admin - 6/12/2017 9:38am

  5. Sexual and Reproductive Health Care for Youth in Foster Care (Draft), NYC Administration for Children’s Services (2013)

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  6. Close to Home: Plan for Non-Secure Placement, New York City Administration for Children’s Services (2012)

    This plan describes the New York City Administration for Children's Services (ACS) proposed implementation of the Close to Home juvenile justice reform initiative. Pending approval by the New York State Office of Children and Family Services (OCFS), ...

    Anonymous (not verified) - 9/20/2017 11:55am

  7. Promoting a Safe & Respectful Environment for LGBTQ Youth & their Families Involved in the Child Welfare, Detention & Juvenile Justice System by NYC Administration for Children's Services (2012)

    This New York City Administration for Children's Services (ACS) LGBTQ policy sets forth guidelines ensuring that all LGBTQ youth and families involved with ACS are provided a safe, healthy, inclusive, affirming, and discrimination-free environment. T ...

    Anonymous (not verified) - 10/8/2013 4:06pm

  8. Summary of Public Comments and Agency Response for Proposed Changes to New Jersey's Manual of Requirements for Resource Family Parents, NJ Department of Human Services, Division of Youth and Family Services (2006)

    This document outlines the comments made regarding proposed changes to New Jersey's Manual of Requirements, which sets forth requirements for foster families, also known as "resource families," as well as the response of New Jersey's D ...

    Anonymous (not verified) - 9/14/2017 11:34am