Dear Birth, Foster or Adoptive Parent, and Kinship Caregiver:
The Office of Children and Family Services (OCFS) is developing a
Parent Advisory Board (PAB)
consisting of birth, foster (kin and non-relative) and adoptive parents, and kinship caregivers. We hope to hold our first meeting in February 2020.
The purpose of the OCFS Parent Advisory Board is to give a voice to:
• Parents/caregivers who are involved in the child welfare system
• Foster parents (kin and non-relative) who are supporting and caring for a child in foster care
• Adoptive parents who have adopted a child who was in foster care
• Kinship caregivers who are caring for a relative’s child
The goal is for members to provide feedback on their experiences with the child welfare system and make recommendations to the Office of Children and Family Services for improving the system, and implementing state and federal initiatives to improve safety, permanency, and well-being for children and families.
for the application to apply. Then submit the application and a cover letter to: Renee Hallock at (518) 474-4726, or by email at Renee.Hallock@ocfs.ny.gov