The New York State Office of Children and Family Services maintains a statewide Central Register of Child Abuse and Maltreatment for reports made pursuant to the Social Services Law.
People who are subjects of child abuse or maltreatment reports are entitled to copies of information concerning themselves on file with the Statewide Central Register (SCR). Write to:
State Central Register
P.O. Box 4480
Albany, NY 12204
Please give your full name, date of birth, your children's names and dates of birth, and the address where you lived at the time you believe you may have been reported. If you know the case I.D., please include this information in your letter.
It is possible to get a report amended or expunged (destroyed). Make your request in writing with an explanation to the SCR at the PO Box above.
Clearing Your Name: A Step By Step Guide Through the New York State Central Register of Child Abuse & Maltreatment (Lansner and Kubitschek, Attorneys at Law)
Sample letter re: Expunge or seal report of suspected child abuse (Lansner and Kubitschek, Attorneys at Law)