Out-of-State Placement (OSP) Committee

On August 2, 2005, Chapter 392 of the Laws of 2005 was signed into law, creating the Out-of-State Placement Committee. This law improves the monitoring of out-of-state residential placements, promotes coordination across all levels of government and establishes a process for identifying and considering in-state resources prior to making an out-of-state placement. "Out-of-state placements" of children and youth refer to the practice of children and youth with special and complex needs being placed by local departments of social services or Committees on Special Education through local school districts in residential programs or residential schools outside of New York State.

The New York State Council on Children and Families works with its member agencies, including the New York State Education Department, the New York State Office of Children and Family Services, the New York State Office for People With Developmental Disabilities, the New York State Office of Mental Health and the Justice Center for the Protection of People with Special Needs, and family and youth leaders, to promote more effective service integration in-state to best support New York’s children, youth and families.