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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 - 8/8/2020 5:27pm

  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 - 8/8/2020 5:34pm

  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 - 8/8/2020 5:53pm

  4. Disability Housing Rights and Building Codes of New York, New York City Bar Association, Disability Law Committee (April 2011)

    This 30-page publication summarizes local, state and federal housing and civil rights laws that ensure the rights of people with disabilities in New York State to have equal access to housing, including reasonable accommodations (such as ramps) necessary ...

    admin - 2/13/2020 7:13pm

  5. In Re: Child of J.M. and L.N., 2013 WL 5778225 (Minn. Ct. App. 2013)

    The Court of Appeals of Minnesota affirms the district court adjudication of the child as a child in need of protection or services (CHIPS). The Court rejected parents’ argument that a CHIPS adjudication under the relevant statute requires a showing of “c ...

    admin - 3/13/2018 2:55pm

  6. Legal Guide for the Seriously Ill: Seven Key Steps to Get Your Affairs in Order, American Bar Association Commission on Law and Aging for the National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization (2009)

    This guide provides information on several steps to consider for people facing serious illness or injury. ...

    admin - 1/7/2020 4:50pm

  7. Safe & Respected: Policy, Best Practices & Guidance for Serving Transgender & Gender Non-Conforming Children and Youth Involved in the Child Welfare, Detention, and Juvenile Justice Systems, NYC Administration for Children's Services (2014)

    This document is a guide of best practices for individuals working with youth in state custody that identify as transgender and gender non-conforming (TGNC) in New York City. The guide provide a brief overview of the barriers that TGNC children and youth ...

    admin - 8/13/2020 5:47pm

  8. State Policies Concerning LGBTQ Youth, get R.E.A.L., Center for the Study of Social Policy (2013)

    This chart is a compilation of state laws that affect LGBTQ youth, especially those in state custody. The charts covers laws in each state pertaining to public accommodations, social services (general), child welfare (specific services and programs), fost ...

    admin - 8/27/2014 1:17pm

  9. SNAP – Impact of the Defense of Marriage Act on SNAP Eligibility – Revised, United States Department of Agriculture (2014)

    This United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) memorandum describes the changes in eligibility criteria for the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) (formerly known as the Food Stamp program) in light of United States v. Windsor, 133 S. C ...

    admin - 7/14/2014 11:29am

  10. LGBTQ-Friendly Youth Organizations in New York City, Juvenile Justice Coalition, LGBTQ Work Group (May 2013)

    This directory, released May 2013 by the LGBTQ Work Group of the Juvenile Justice Coalition, lists LGBTQ-friendly youth organizations in the New York City metropolitan area. It lists community organizations (including addiction services and support; advoc ...

    Anonymous (not verified) - 11/22/2013 11:35am

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