Ombudsman (Complaints)
Rights in Foster Care

New York: Foster Care Complaints

About this resource

The Office of the Ombudsman (OOTO) is part of the Office of Children and Family Services (OCFS). The role of OOTO is to help protect the legal rights of youth who reside at certain sites. These sites include the following:

Residential placements administered by OCFS through the Division of Juvenile Justice and Opportunities for Youth,
Close to Home initiative (CTH) placements administered by New York City’s Administration for Children Services,
County detention facilities, Voluntary agencies across New York.


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