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The NYS Council on Children and Families has 12 member agencies. Click on an agency to learn more.

Office of Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Services – OASAS’  mission is to effect improvement in the lives of New Yorkers through access to quality prevention and treatment which contribute to the reduction and/or elimination of alcohol and substance abuse.

Office for the Aging – SOFA’s mission is to help older New Yorkers to be as independent as possible for as long as possible through advocacy, development and delivery of cost-effective policies, programs and services which support and empower the elderly and their families, in partnership with the network of public and private organizations which serve them.

Office of Children and Family Services – OCFS’ mission is to serve New York's public by promoting the well-being and safety of our children, families and communities.

Division of Criminal Justice Services – DCJS’s mission is to advise and assist the Governor and the State Director of Criminal Justice in developing policies, plans and programs for improving the coordination, administration and effectiveness of the criminal justice system.

State Education Department – SED’s mission is to raise the knowledge, skill, and opportunity of all the people in New York.

Department of Health – DOH’s mission works to protect and promote the health of New Yorkers through prevention, science and the assurance of quality health care delivery.

Department of Labor – DOL’s mission is to advocate for job creation and economic growth through workforce development.

Office of Mental Health – OMH’s mission is to promote hope and recovery for people with psychiatric disabilities.

Office for Persons with Developmental Disabilities – OPWDD’s mission is to develop a comprehensive, integrated system of services which has as its primary purposes the promotion and attainment of independence, inclusion, individuality and productivity for persons with developmental disabilities.

Office of Probation and Correctional Alternatives – OPCA’s mission is to promote and facilitate probation services and other community corrections programs through funding and oversight.

Commission on Quality of Care and Advocacy for Persons with Disabilities – CQCMD’s mission is to improve the quality of life for individuals with disabilities in New York State, and beyond, and to protect their rights.

Office Temporary and Disability Assistance – OTDA’s mission is to promote greater self-sufficiency of the State's residents through the efficient delivery of temporary and transitional assistance, disability assistance, and the collection of child support.

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