State commissioner leaving for NYC post
ALBANY — The head of the state agency overhauling juvenile detention in New York is leaving to take a related post with incoming Mayor Bill de Blasio in New York City.
Commissioner of the Office of Children and Family Services Gladys Carrion, a Bronx native, will be the mayor's commissioner at the Administration for Children's Services, responsible for the city's child welfare and juvenile justice programs.
At OCFS, Carrion has pushed a policy of moving juvenile delinquents housed at upstate detention facilities to community services and facilities closer to home, which for most means New York City.
Several upstate centers have closed during her seven years at OCFS.
The state agency is also responsible for foster care, adoption and child protective services.