Office of Children and Family Services

Accounting for and Contacting Children in Foster Care (Follow-Up Report)

New York State’s foster care programs are administered by 58 local social services districts (57 counties and New York City) that are overseen by the Office of Children and Family Services (OCFS). In audit report 2003-S-35, we concluded that the eight local districts we visited were able to readily locate the foster children in their custody, made diligent efforts to find foster children reported as missing, and maintained adequate contact with the children. We noted that certain actions taken by OCFS had contributed to improvements in the districts’ performance, and we recommended that the actions continue to be taken by OCFS. When we followed up on this matter with OCFS officials, we found that they had implemented our recommendation.

For a complete copy of Report 2005-F-23 click here.