Social Services Laws, Regulations and Guidelines
Social Services Laws
Services Laws and Regulations related to Domestic Violence Services
An Overview of Chapter 838 of the Laws of 1987 and Chapter 53 of the Laws of 1991.
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.
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.
- 98-ADM-3 - This administrative directive advised local districts of the new requirements to implement the Family Violence Option.
- 99-ADM-8 - This administrative directive contains new requirements from the federal government's final TANF regulations. Policy regarding the FVO includes waiver re-determination requirements and implementation of the Services Plan.
- 99 INF 10 - This information letter provides information on the domestic violence waiver of temporary assistance lien requirements.
- 02 INF 36 - This informational letter clarifies
policy on the Family Violence Option. It is written in a question and answer
- 03 ADM 2 - This administrative directive contains the Desk Reference for Domestic Violence Screening under the Family Violence Option.
- 03 ADM 5 - This administrative directive clarifies
policy pertaining to child support enforcement and the Family Violence Option.
To access any of these documents online, please visit the New York State Office of Temporary and Disability Assistance.