Office for the Prevention of Domestic Violence

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Social Services

Social Services Laws, Regulations and Guidelines

Social Services Laws
Policy

In August of 1997, the New York State Welfare Reform Act was enacted. As part of this Act, New York adopted the Family Violence Option (FVO). Implementation of the FVO in New York began April 1, 1998. The regulations and Administrative Directive Memorandum for implementing the FVO are produced by the New York State Office of Temporary and Disability Assistance (OTDA), the lead agency in policy development and monitoring of the FVO in New York State.

Administrative Directives and Information Letters are issued by the Office of Temporary and Disability Assistance to local social services districts and provide information and policy for program implementation.

To access any of these documents online, please visit the New York State Office of Temporary and Disability Assistance.