Albany County Department for Children, Youth & Families

The Department for Children, Youth and Families was created in 2001 from a vision of a seamless, integrated and coordinated approach to serving the families and children of Albany County. Within the department, there are four principal program areas: Children’s Services, Children with Special Needs, Children’s Mental Health and the Youth Bureau. There is also a host of supportive programs that complement our service delivery system.

Albany County Court of Appeals

The County Court is located in each county outside New York City. It is authorized to handle the prosecution of all crimes committed within the county. It has exclusive authority to handle trials in felony matters and shares authority with the local city, town and village courts to handle trials in misdemeanor cases (offenses punishable by less than one year in prison) and other minor offenses and violations. The County Court also has limited authority to hear civil cases involving monetary awards of $25,000 or less.

Albany County Coroners

The mission of the Albany County Coroner’s Office is to investigate deaths which occur in a non‐medical setting or which are suspicious in nature.  The Coroner’s expeditiously investigates and records fatalities and assist survivors who are grieving or experiencing trauma as a result of the death of a loved one.

Albany County Comptroller

The County Comptroller is the people’s watchdog. The office provides oversight and leadership into the financial affairs of Albany County. The Comptroller is the County’s chief financial officer, conducting departmental audits and ensuring the accuracy and timeliness of information about the County’s finances. The Comptroller also develops a strategic financial plan for the Legislature and the Executive to ensure the fiscal strength of the County.

Albany County Civil Service Commission

The Albany County Department of Civil Service was established, per Article V, Section 6 of the New York State Constitution, to ensure that appointments and promotions in the civil service of the state and all the civil divisions shall be made according to merit and fitness; and, as far as practicable, shall be in the competitive class.

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Albany County Attorney's Office

The Albany County Attorney’s Office is a public law firm staffed by ten attorneys, one confidential secretary, one legal secretary, a paralegal and a receptionist. We provide legal counsel and advice on an extraordinary range of often complex subjects and encounter some of the most diverse and challenging issues found in any municipal law practice.

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