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New York Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children

Who We Are

The New York Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children (NYSPCC), established in 1875 as the first child protection agency in the world, responds to the complex needs of abused and neglected chidren, and those involved in their care, by providing best practice counseling, legal, and educational services. 


The NYSPCC's Positive Parenting Plus Program is a therapeutic supervised visitation program for parents, who, for reasons of domestic violence, child abuse and neglect, mental illness, or substance abuse, can only visit their children in a clinically supervised setting. This program keeps children safe while promoting healthy parenting, and serves all boroughs of NYC.


The NYSPCC's Sentencing Alternatives for Family Education (SAFE) program, offered in conjunction with the Kings County District Attorney's Offices, is a multi-day child safety training program offered as an alternative to criminal conviction for parents charged with "endanering the welfare of a child", due to leaving their child unattended either in a car or at home. 


In addition to these and other programs, The NYSPCC advocates for legislative and judicial action that protects children and strengthens families, and is frequently requested to train other professionals on The NYSPCC's best practice service models. 

Who We Serve

  • New York City (all 5 NYC boroughs)
Language(s) Spoken
  • Spanish / Español
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Eligibility Restrictions

This program does not serve: a senior (60 years or older); a prisoner; or a community group

Type of Help

This group provides the following types of services based on your legal needs and its resources:
  • Full Legal Representation
  • Brief Advice

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Most of the referrals for The NYSPCC’s services originate in the NYC Family Court and the NYC Administration for Children’s Services, but many other child welfare agencies seek guidance, services, and training.

Please call (212) 233-5500 or visit for more information.

General Contact Information

New York Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children
161 William Street, 9th floor (map)
Manhattan, NY 10038
(212) 233-5500
(212) 791-5227
Last Review and Update: Jul 15, 2015

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