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.