Family and Children's Services

Foster Care
Out-of-home care for children in custody of the Commissioner of Social Services. Specialty units include: 
  • Adoption
  • Foster Home Finding Unit
  • Preventive Services
Adoption Information
Chautauqua County children who are freed for adoption through Family Court are provided with services that help them find a "forever family".

Child Protection
Investigates reports from the State Central Registry (SCR) concerning the abuse or maltreatment of children.
  • To Report Child Abuse - 800-342-3720
  • For Mandated Reporters - 800-635-1522