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    GOVERNOR CUOMO REQUESTS FEDERAL GOVERNMENT PULL DANGEROUS CHILDREN'S TOY FROM SHELVES

    Governor Andrew M. Cuomo urged the federal government to recall a toy known as “Clingy Darts,” which poses a significant danger to children. The New York Department of State’s Division of Consumer Protection (DCP) found the children’s toy contains more than six times the federally allowable limit of the chemical phthalate Di(2-ethylhexyl), also known as DEHP.
  • New York State Connects Families with the Outdoors

    The Office of Children and Family Services (OCFS) is again partnering with the New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation (State Parks) to offer camping experiences for foster families, helping them to get outdoors this summer and enjoy New York's treasured park system.
  • GOVERNOR CUOMO ANNOUNCES MEMBERS OF COMMISSION ON YOUTH, PUBLIC SAFETY & JUSTICE

    Governor Andrew M. Cuomo announced the members of the Commission on Youth, Public Safety & Justice, which will provide concrete, actionable recommendations regarding youth in New York's criminal and juvenile justice systems by the end of this calendar year.
  • GOVERNOR CUOMO PROCLAIMS APRIL TO BE ‘CHILD ABUSE PREVENTION AND AWARENESS MONTH’

    Governor Andrew M. Cuomo proclaimed April to be Child Abuse Prevention and Awareness Month in New York State and highlighted continued preventative actions by the Office of Children and Family Services (OCFS) to give children the bright, hopeful futures they deserve.
  • GOVERNOR CUOMO AND LEGISLATIVE LEADERS ANNOUNCE PASSAGE OF 2014-15 BUDGET

    Governor Andrew M. Cuomo, Senate Majority Coalition Co-Leaders Dean Skelos and Jeff Klein, and Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver announced the passage of the State’s fourth consecutive on-time budget. The administration has delivered four on-time budgets in a row – under the same governor and legislative leadership – for the first time in more than 40 years.
  • GOVERNOR CUOMO UNVEILS NEW TOOL TO HELP STUDENTS DETERMINE BOTTOM LINE COLLEGE COSTS

    Governor Andrew M. Cuomo announced a new tool that will help students and families interpret financial aid award letters from colleges and get bottom line costs before making a final decision. The Financial Aid Award Letter Comparison Tool, available at HESC.ny.gov, is free and safe to use, with no personal data collected or saved.

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  • Child Care, Foster Care and Adoption/Cuidado Infantil, Cuidado de Crianza y Adopción
    1-800-345-KIDS(5437)
  • Child Care Complaint Line/Línea de Quejas sobre Cuidado Infantil
    1-800-732-5207
    311 or
    646-632-6101 NYC
  • Adult Protective Services/Servicios Protectores para Adultos
    1-800-342-3009
    (dial 6)
  • Services for the Blind/Servicios para los Ciegos
    1-866-871-3000
    1-866-871-6000 TDD
  • OCFS Employee Emergency Message Line/Línea de Mensajes de Emergencia para Empleados de OCFS
    1-866-269-4820

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