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Family Assessment Response (FAR) Protective Services, Oswego County


Provides an alternate response to the traditional child protective investigation. Reports received from the NY State Central Registry for Child Abuse and Maltreatment may be handled as a FAR case. Child safety is achieved through family engagement and collaborative partnerships. Families lead the process of identifying solutions, appropriate resources and services, both formal and informal, that they feel will best meet their needs. 

Eligibility: Children in Oswego County 17 years of age and younger and their families

Application Process: Call for information and services

Required Documentation: Varies; call for required documentation

Fees: None

Oswego County

Oswego County Department of Social Services

100 Spring Street
Mexico NY 13114

Website: www.oswegocounty.com/dss/services. html

Hours: Monday, 8:30 AM - 6 PM (4 PM - 6 PM by appointment only); Tuesday - Friday, 8:30 AM - 4 PM

Disabled: Fully Accessible


24 Hour NYS Central Registry Child Abuse & Neglect Hotline: 800-342-3720

Family / Youth Services: 315-963-5445

Family / Youth Services (Alternate Number): 315-963-5446

Email: [email protected]

Website: www.co.oswego.ny.us/dss/services. html

100 Spring Street
Mexico NY 13114

Mailing Address:

PO Box 1320
Mexico NY 13114


Monday - Friday, 8:30 AM - 4 PM


Laura Peters
Child Protective Services Supervisor
[email protected]

Disabilities Access

Fully Accessible

Contact Community Services answers the 211CNY phone line
211CNY is answered by:
6311 Court Street Road
East Syracuse, NY 13057
Phone: (315) 251-1400
Fax: (315) 251-2218
[email protected]
United Way

United Way of Central New York
United Way of Greater Oswego County
United Way of Northern New York, Inc.

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