Families can get help with everyday problems, such as children skipping school or substance use, through the Family Assessment Program (FAP). FAP helps families deal with situations without involving the courts.
FAP staff will talk to your family about your concerns and offer some options for help. They can refer you to support in or close to your home such as:Crisis interventionMediationFamily counselingSubstance abuse servicesDomestic violence programsAnger management programsMental health services
Children up to 18 years old and their families who are struggling to relate to one another can get help.Any family can get help from FAP; you do NOT need to have an open ACS case.
How to Apply
Visit the (http://www1.nyc.gov/site/acs/justice/family-assessment-program.page) FAP program website (mailto:[email protected]) for more information.Email [email protected] .Contact the FAP office via email or by phone. The email box and phones are answered Monday through Friday 9-5, and all messages will be returned.Offices are currently closed to the public, but all inquiries and assessments can be done via phone and/or video. ManhattanManhattan Family Court60 Lafayette St., 2nd FloorNew York, NY 10013212-341-0012Brooklyn345 Adams St., 8th FloorBrooklyn, NY 11201646-584-5178, 347-907-0464, or 646-584-8935QueensQueens Family Court, 4th Floor151-20 Jamaica Ave.Jamaica, NY 11433718-725-3244 or 646-599-3308Bronx220 E. 161st St., 2nd FloorBronx, NY 10451718-664-1800Staten Island350 St. Mark’s Place, 5th Floor Staten Island, NY 10301718-720-0418 or 646-276-4170