Article 12 - Department of Social Services - Charter

Section 1201. Department of Social Services; Commissioner; County Welfare Act repealed.
  1202. Powers and duties of the commissioner.
  1203. Division of Youth Services.
  1204. Youth Bureau Board.
  1205. Executive Director of Youth Bureau.

Section 1201. Department of Social Services; Commissioner; County Welfare Act repealed. There shall be a Department of Social Welfare headed by a Commissioner who shall be appointed by the County Executive subject to confirmation by the County Legislature. The Erie County Social Welfare Act, being chapter twenty eight of the laws of nineteen hundred thirty-eight as amended, is hereby repealed as of January first, nineteen hundred sixty-one.

Amended by Local Law No. 1-2017.

Section 1202. Powers and duties of the Commissioner. Except as otherwise provided in this Charter, the Commissioner of Social Services shall have all the powers and perform all the duties conferred on or required of a county commissioner of public welfare under the Social Welfare Law or other applicable law, and perform such additional and related duties as the County Executive may prescribe.

Amended by Local Law No. 1-2017.

Amended by Local Law No. 6 1975.

Section 1203. Division of Youth Services. There shall be within the Department of Social Services a Division of Youth Services, headed by a Deputy Commissioner. In addition to all other duties prescribed by local law, ordinance or resolution of the Legislature or by the Commissioner of Social Services, the Deputy Commissioner of the Division of Youth Services shall have charge of Youth Detention Services and the Youth Bureau.

Amended by Local Law No. 1-2017.

Section 1204. Youth Bureau Board.  There shall be established a Youth Bureau Board to the Division of Youth Services of the Department of Social Services.

Amended by Local Law No. 1-2017.

Section 1205. Executive Director of Youth Bureau.  There shall be an Executive Director of the Youth Bureau within the Division of Youth Services of the Department of Social Services.  The Executive Director shall be appointed by the County Executive.

Amended by Local Law No. 1-2017.

Article 12 was formerly numbered Article XI.

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