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Raymond Toomer

NYC Administration for Children's Services
Associate Commissioner, Family Permanency Services
New York, NY, USA


Raymond C. Toomer, Esq. is currently an Associate Commissioner at the NYC Administration for Children’s Services (ACS).  Ray leads the Office of Strategic Program Support (OSPS) within the Division of Family Permanency Services.  OSPS provides macro level technical assistance to foster care provider agencies to improve safety, permanency and well- being outcomes for children and families in the foster care system.  In addition to the Technical Assistance and Support unit, OSPS consists of ACS’ Office of Employment and Workforce Development Initiatives, Office of Education Support and Policy Planning, Office of Title IV-E Waiver Implementation Support and the Office of Foster Parent Support and Recruitment.

Ray began his career in child welfare, a decade ago, as an Agency Attorney in ACS’ Division of Family Court Legal Services where he represented ACS on Article 10 Abuse and Neglect cases.  Prior to becoming an Associate Commissioner at ACS, Ray was an Assistant Commissioner and Regional Director of Child Welfare at the NYS Office of Children and Family Services (OCFS) where he was responsible for oversight of ACS’ child welfare programs, Runaway and Homeless Youth shelters run by the NYC Department of Youth and Community Development and Domestic Violence shelters operated by the NYC Human Resources Administration.

Ray is a graduate of Binghamton University and St. John’s University School of Law.  He is married with two children.

Raymond Toomer is associated with the following items:
CHB Chapters  CHB Chapters New York State Office of Children and Family Services, Know Your Permanency Options: The Kinship Guardianship Assistance Program (KinGAP), available at https://ocfs.ny.gov/main/publications/pub5108.pdf - 21st Annual Children’s Law Institute, Friday, July 13, 2018
New York State Office of Children and Family Services, Administrative Directive 18-OCFS-ADM-06, Eligibility Forms for the Kinship Guardianship Assistance Program (KinGAP), available at https://ocfs.ny.gov/main/policies/external/ocfs_2018/ADM/18-OCFS-ADM-06.pdf - 21st Annual Children’s Law Institute, Friday, July 13, 2018
New York Social Services Law §§ 458-a–f, Kinship Guardianship Assistance Program - 21st Annual Children’s Law Institute, Friday, July 13, 2018
New York State Office of Children and Family Services, Administrative Directive 18-OCFS-ADM-03, Expansion of the Kinship Guardianship Assistance Program (KinGAP), available at https://ocfs.ny.gov/main/policies/external/ocfs_2018/ADM/18-OCFS-ADM-03.pdf - 21st Annual Children’s Law Institute, Friday, July 13, 2018
New York Family Court Act § 1089-a, Custody or Guardianship with a Parent or Parents, a Relative or Relatives or a Suitable Person or Persons Pursuant to Article Six of This Act or Guardianship of a Relative or Relatives or a Suitable Person or Persons Pursuant to Article Seventeen of the Surrogate’s Court Procedure Act - 21st Annual Children’s Law Institute, Friday, July 13, 2018
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