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Everyone benefits. Besides its value for the production of food, agricultural land provides many environmental benefits, which are important to the quality of life. Groundwater recharge, open space, and scenic view sheds are a few examples. Agriculture benefits local economies, too by providing jobs on farms and in supporting agribusinesses. Keeping land in farms also helps to keep taxes for public services down. ( Agricultural Districts - Livingston County )

Agriculture districts are initiated by landowners and ultimately adopted or rejected by the county legislative body, the elected representative of all citizens in the county. The Department of Agriculture and Markets simply assures that district plans conform with the requirements of the law. The department also is responsible for administering the farm protections and benefits provided under the law. The Division of Equalization and Assessment plays a role is some provisions, too. ( Agricultural Districts - Livingston County )

Districts must consist predominantly of viable agricultural land. This predominance test is interpreted as more than 50% land in farms. On average, districts state-wide contain approximately 70% farmland. The benefits and protections available under the law, however, apply only to land used in agricultural production. ( Agricultural Districts - Livingston County )

Agricultural districts do not preserve farmland in the sense that the land is restricted for agricultural production forever. Rather, districts help to preserve farming as a viable economic activity, thereby maintaining land in active agricultural use. ( Agricultural Districts - Livingston County )

No. To the contrary, an agricultural district can be an effective tool in helping local governments to manage growth. The existence of a district, for example, can help direct development away from traditional farming areas. ( Agricultural Districts - Livingston County )

The Agricultural Districts Law does not prohibit free market transactions. A landowner's right to sell his or her land for whatever purpose is fully protected under the law. This may, on occasion, give rise to local conflicts over land use which the Agricultural Districts Law has no authority to control. ( Agricultural Districts - Livingston County )

The law assures that farm structures and farming practices will not be inhibited by unreasonably burdensome local regulation. At the same time, it does not diminish the right of a local government to protect the public health and safety, nor to require farmers to abide by reasonable regulations that affect everyone equally. For instance, it is considered reasonable for a town to require a farmer to obtain a building permit for a new farm structure. If, however, the criteria used to grant such a permit are unreasonable or prejudicial against farming, the protections of the Agricultural Districts Law would likely apply. ( Agricultural Districts - Livingston County )

The Agricultural Districts Law does not supersede the government's right to acquire land for essential public facilities like roads or landfills. However, it does provide for a process which assures a full evaluation of the effects of government-sponsored acquisition projects on the retention and enhancement of agriculture and agricultural resources within a district. ( Agricultural Districts - Livingston County )

Unfortunately, they may not exist. New York State did not require birth, death, or marriage records to be kept until about 1880 (with the exception of a brief time between 1847-1849; we do have these records indexed by name on our Online Records Database .) After 1880, birth and death records may be available from the local registrar of the municipality where the event occurred. Marriage records are available from the Town Clerk where the marriage license was issued. If the location of these events is unknown, check Reclaim the Records to access an index.   For vital events before 1880, you can work with newspapers, published histories, church records, census records, and other resources to help fill in your family tree. Keep in mind that events prior to 1850 in this region of New York are poorly documented, and many times it is impossible to prove relationships or important dates. Contact us with your questions, hopefully we can help! ( County Historian's Office - Livingston County )

Church records are notoriously difficult to track down, but when you can access them, they can be a genealogical goldmine. Generally, if the church is still active, there is a chance they still hold their old sacramental records (barring destruction through disaster, which is common). Genealogists can contact the church, but keep in mind that not all records are accessible, nor can church staff necessarily do look-ups.  Some church records have been donated to local repositories like the County Historian's Office. Many registers in our archives have been indexed by name, so check for your ancestor on our Online Records Database . More coming soon! ( County Historian's Office - Livingston County )

We often refer those seeking to list their property on the National and State Register of Historic Places to the Landmark Society of Western New York , located in Rochester. Personal residences, municipal or commercial buildings, or properties owned by not-for-profit organizations may be eligible if they meet significance and integrity requirements. If the property is eligible, staff will often do site visits and work with property owners to develop the involved nomination form. While researching and documenting the property history, please contact us to see what resources we have. Listing on the National Register does not constrain the property owner's activities and alterations, unless the property is also a designated national landmark or included in a local historic district. The benefits of listing a property include access to federal 20% tax credits and New York State grants for municipal or not-for-profit properties. ( County Historian's Office - Livingston County )

It is difficult to determine the exact year a house was built, particularly before towns had zoning and required builders to get permits. Unless the house has intrinsic significance - for example owned by a prominent individual or displaying unique architecture - then extensive research is usually necessary. This may involve searching deeds, tax records, newspapers, old maps and atlases, and various other sources.  This office may have an old photograph of your home, but generally speaking, you are more apt to find biographical information in the records here, especially if the owners were prominent citizens and stayed in the area for a significant amount of time. Starting with a map to locate your property and a lot number is a great way to start, then you can proceed with in-depth research on the land and people who owned it. Contact us for assistance! ( County Historian's Office - Livingston County )

Naturalization records c. 1821-1954 are housed at the County Historian's Office. Researchers seeking proof of a women's citizenship or naturalization of a person who arrived in the U.S. as a minor child may find themselves stuck. Here's a quick overview: Nearly all naturalization paperwork before 1922 was completed by immigrant men. While it was not illegal for a single (spinster) or widowed immigrant women to petition a court for citizenship, there were few incentives. In New York State before 1918, no woman could vote, few held property, and there were unappealing court fees associated with citizenship proceedings. Between 1855 and 1922, married alien women would have been very unlikely to have been granted citizenship individually from a husband. Therefore, women became citizens automatically upon the naturalization of their immigrant husbands, or upon marriage to a native-born or naturalized man. Likewise, minor children born outside the U.S. would automatically become citizens when their father was naturalized. If this did not occur before a boy was of age, he could apply for himself. It would have been assumed that a foreign-born girl would achieve citizenship through marriage. Before 1906, immigrant wives and children's names were almost never recorded in the naturalization paperwork. After 1906, the required forms became more detailed. In 1922, all women, married, single, or widowed, could complete naturalization paperwork independently. To read more about this subject, check out the National Archives'  page on women and naturalization .  ( County Historian's Office - Livingston County )

The New York State Historic Marker program was first launched in 1927-1932 by the State Education Department to inform motorists about the rich cultural heritage of the state. There were a few more initiatives over the years sponsored by the state, but no funds were set aside to maintain or replace the signs. Therefore, old signs may be replicated and/or new signs mounted along roadsides or on a private residence, but New York State will not fund the project. Permission to erect the signs must be obtained from the property owners if on private land. If the sign is placed in a public right-of-way or along a road, then requests to install the sign must be approved by the governmental authority that maintains the highway. Don’t forget to check with zoning and be sure to report a theft to the local police - occasionally these signs do resurface.  Grant funds for new signs may be obtained through the William G. Pomeroy Foundation Historic Roadside Marker Program ; some restrictions apply. ( County Historian's Office - Livingston County )

Yes! The County Historian's Office primarily relies on donations of historical materials to expand the collection. Donations are assessed on a case-by-case basis, considering such factors as intrinsic historical value, condition, age, rarity, and storage requirements. C ontact us and we will be happy to discuss. Monetary donations are not accepted as this office is a department of county government. For more details about what we generally accept and the terms of donation, view the Collection Development and Management Policy. and Donation Form. ( County Historian's Office - Livingston County )

The Livingston County Historical Society is an organization founded in 1876, in part due to national interest in documenting local history for the United States' Centennial Anniversary. Its mission is to discover, preserve, and educate the community about our rich shared history. The organization continues today as a private institution and operates the Livingston County Museum, opened in 1895. The Historical Society and Museum serves as a repository mainly for artifacts related to Livingston County and their supporting archival documentation. View their website here . The County Historian's Office is a department of Livingston County Government, and was established in 1933 with the appointment of the first County Historian, Judge Lockwood R. Doty. The mission of the Office is to collect, preserve, and interpret local history, providing access to this information to the public and presenting information through programming and exhibitions. The County Historian's Office's collections provide researchers with excellent primary source materials for scholarly and genealogical inquiry. ( County Historian's Office - Livingston County )

Yes, as long as it is related to public health we can design programs to fit your needs. For more information or to schedule a presentation please call us at 585-243-7279, or email us todaye ( Department of Health Health Education - Livingston County )

There is no charge for health education programs provided by the county. ( Department of Health Health Education - Livingston County )

Any age group! The team will tailor programs to reach all ages ( Department of Health Health Education - Livingston County )

If you need additional time to complete the Traffic Diversion Program, please contact the court. If you fail to contact them for an extension your driving privileges could be suspended.  ( District Attorney's Office - Traffic Diversion Program - Livingston County )

You may obtain a copy of your driving abstract at the Department of Motor Vehicles.  ( District Attorney's Office - Traffic Diversion Program - Livingston County )

No, you may take any 6-hour defensive driving course either online or in a classroom. Our only requirement is that it is 6-hours long.  ( District Attorney's Office - Traffic Diversion Program - Livingston County )

No, you may take any 6-hour defensive driving course either online or in a classroom. Our only requirement is that it is 6 hours long.  ( District Attorney's Office - Traffic Diversion Program - Livingston County )

No, you must submit the Traffic Diversion Program application by mail. We are only able to accept checks or money orders for payment options.  ( District Attorney's Office - Traffic Diversion Program - Livingston County )

You must contact the court in order to obtain a copy of your traffic ticket. The District Attorney's office does not have access to traffic tickets.  ( District Attorney's Office - Traffic Diversion Program - Livingston County )

Yes, you are eligible. You do not need to be a U.S. Resident to be enrolled in the program. You may take a defensive driving course in your Country.  ( District Attorney's Office - Traffic Diversion Program - Livingston County )

In order to obtain a copy of your traffic ticket you must contact the Town or Village Court in which the ticket was received. The District Attorney's office does not have access to traffic tickets.  ( District Attorney's Office - Traffic Tickets - Livingston County )

Yes, you may request a reduction of your traffic ticket by mailing our office a copy of the traffic ticket, a letter requesting a reduction, and a self-addressed stamped envelope. Once received, your request will be reviewed and you should expect to receive a response in the mail within 7-10 business days. In the meantime, we recommend contacting the court to let them know you have sent a request to our office for a reduction by mail.  ( District Attorney's Office - Traffic Tickets - Livingston County )

The District Attorney's office does not impose fines/surcharges. This is a duty of the court. For questions in regards to fines and surcharges, please contact the court directly.  ( District Attorney's Office - Traffic Tickets - Livingston County )

The District Attorney's office does not have the ability to reschedule court dates. If you need an adornment, please contact the Town or Village court in which you received the ticket. ( District Attorney's Office - Traffic Tickets - Livingston County )

The Livingston County Highway Department Offices and Shop are located in the Hampton's Corners Complex off State Route 63 at 4389 Gypsy Lane. Get Directions ( Highway - Livingston County )

Residents can report concerns regarding County Highways or Bridges to the Highway Department at (585) 243-6700, or by filling out and submitting the Resident Concern Form. To report a situation on weekends or evenings, call the Livingston County Sheriff's Office at 585-243-7100. To report a critical situation or emergency, dial 911. Click to fill out a Resident Concern Form ( Highway - Livingston County )

A Driveway Permit is required to create or modify access to any County Road, including, but not limited to: installation of driveway- whether pipe is required or not, paving, grading, and other work within the Right-of-Way. To obtain approval or more information, call the office at 585-243-6700. The Application for Driveway Permit is available here. ( Highway - Livingston County )

The Highway Department contracts the removal of deer carcasses from within Livingston County Right-of-Way. To report a deer carcass on or along a county road, call (585) 243-6700. The Department does not provide pickup for smaller animals such as raccoons, possums, cats, dogs, skunks, etc. ( Highway - Livingston County )

For specific inquiries regarding highway work, call 585-243-6700. General information on major projects can be found on the Highway Department's Project Page. ( Highway - Livingston County )

Any work (paving, fencing, retaining walls, planting of trees/shrubs, etc) within the right-of-way requires approval from the Highway Department. For more information, call 585-242-6700 or visit the Permit Page. ( Highway - Livingston County )

You can determine whether your road is maintained by New York State, Livingston County or other Municipality by using the Livingston County Interactive Mapping Application. ( Highway - Livingston County )

Call the office at 585-243-6700. The following documentation will be required: NYSDOT Special Hauling Permits, all current registrations and Certificate of Insurance. ( Highway - Livingston County )

The Department's tree crew often needs to remove limbs or cut down trees in the Right-of-Way, usually for safety reasons, but also sometimes to facilitate drainage. Cut wood remains the property of the abutting land owners, and any transfer shall be negotiated with them. ( Highway - Livingston County )

Damage to mailboxes by either a snow plow or the force of snow being thrown from the plow is an unintentional and unfortunate consequence of snow removal. There is no statutory or legal authority which grants a property owner or resident any right to place a mailbox within the Right-Of-Way; mailboxes are allowed in the highway Right-of-Way as a courtesy to the postal service. Maintenance of mailboxes is therefore the responsibility of the postal customer. ( Highway - Livingston County )

Prospective vendors should register with the Empire State Purchasing Group to be notified of upcoming bid openings. Click Here for the Empire State Purchasing Group ( Highway - Livingston County )

The Highway Department is occasionally in need of a dump site for spoil. If you would like to provide a location, call the office at (585) 243-6700. ( Highway - Livingston County )

Call (585) 243-7570 during normal business hours or email us at livcopers@co.livingston.ny.us ( Personnel - Livingston County )

Yes. Resumes are not accepted during the application process, but may be taken to an interview. Therefore, your application needs to be complete and should include all qualifying information. ( Personnel - Applications for Examination / Appointment - Livingston County )

No. When you sign your application form, you sign an affirmation which indicates that the information you provide is true and complete. This affirmation is signed under penalties of perjury. If you are not certain of the appropriate response to an item on the application form, it is your obligation to look into the matter and make sure your response is correct. Providing incorrect information may result in the disapproval of your application, disqualification from taking an examination, and/or removal from office if discovered after appointment. ( Personnel - Applications for Examination / Appointment - Livingston County )

No. ALL misdemeanor and felony criminal convictions must be disclosed. This includes convictions that occurred a long time prior to the application. A separate Sworn Statement form must be completed for each conviction. This information is reviewed in accordance with law to determine whether the conviction(s) disqualify the individual from prospective employment. While most convictions are not disqualifying, all must be reviewed to determine whether they adversely affect an applicant’s fitness for appointment. It is important that the information provided be accurate and complete. ( Personnel - Applications for Examination / Appointment - Livingston County )

No. Each competitive class title has its own Civil Service exam. ( Personnel - Civil Service Exams - Livingston County )

You will need to fully complete a Livingston County Application for Examination or Employment. Please make sure you include all of your qualifying education, training and/or experience on the application form. The application must be submitted with the examination fee to the Livingston County Personnel Office no later than the deadline posted on the exam announcement. Review the exam announcement carefully to see if there are any additional requirements. ( Personnel - Civil Service Exams - Livingston County )

Those who pass Civil Service exams administered by Livingston County have their names placed on eligible lists. These eligible lists are used by certain public employers to fill available positions. The public employers that use Livingston County’s eligible lists are: Counties: Livingston Towns: Avon Caledonia Conesus Geneseo Groveland Leicester Lima Livonia Mt. Morris North Dansville Nunda Ossian Portage Sparta Springwater West Sparta York Villages: Avon Caledonia Dansville Geneseo Leicester Lima Livonia Mt. Morris Nunda Schools: Avon Caledonia-Mumford Geneseo Dansville Genesee Valley BOCES Keshequa Livonia Mt. Morris Wayland-Cohocton York ( Personnel - Civil Service Exams - Livingston County )

You may view a list of exams on the Livingston County website at: www.livingstoncounty.us or at the Livingston County Personnel Office: 6 Court Street, Room 206, Geneseo, NY 14454. ( Personnel - Civil Service Exams - Livingston County )

No. Exams are ordered and announced to maintain lists of eligibles that are used to fill competitive class positions as needed. ( Personnel - Civil Service Exams - Livingston County )

No. Applications must be received by the last filing date noted on the exam announcement. They may be hand delivered to the Personnel Office or mailed via the United States Postal Service so long as they are postmarked by the last filing date. ( Personnel - Civil Service Exams - Livingston County )

You may take more than one examination on a test date if it is a State scheduled examination. You are only allowed to take one exam per test date if it is a continuous recruitment exam. ( Personnel - Civil Service Exams - Livingston County )

Exam fees are accepted in the form of cash, money order, or Cashier's check. Personal checks, debit and credit cards are not accepted. Effective with the January 2020 exams, refunds will no longer be provided for a disapproved application.  ( Personnel - Civil Service Exams - Livingston County )

A waiver of the exam fee will be allowed if you are unemployed and primarily responsible for the support of a household. In addition, a waiver will be provided if you are determined eligible for Medicaid or are receiving Supplemental Security Income payments or Public Assistance or are certified Job Training Partnership Act/Workforce Investment Act eligible through a State or local social service agency. Please see exam announcement for further information. ( Personnel - Civil Service Exams - Livingston County )

You will receive an admission letter approximately ten (10) days prior to the exam date. ( Personnel - Civil Service Exams - Livingston County )

Exams are held at the Livingston County Government Center unless another location is noted in the admission notice. ( Personnel - Civil Service Exams - Livingston County )

If the State has published a study guide for a specific exam, it will be noted in the exam announcement. You may also check the State website for study guides at: www.cs.ny.gov/testing/localtestguides.cfm. A Civil Service examination guide titled, “How to Take a Written Test,” is also available online or in the Livingston County Personnel Office. ( Personnel - Civil Service Exams - Livingston County )

Your written exam will be scored. Some exams are scored locally (by Livingston County) while others are scored by New York State. On the day of the exam, you will be informed of when you may expect to receive the results of your written exam. You will also be informed as to whether you should call the Livingston County Personnel Office for results or whether results will be sent to you by mail. Some written exams are followed by a performance test (typically a typing/keyboarding test). If a performance test is required, you will be required to take the performance test if you pass the written exam. Once Livingston County has all exam scores, it will create an eligible list. The eligible list is a list of all persons who took the exam and passed. The list is organized in rank order. You will be informed of your exam score and rank. The higher your rank (i.e. the lower the rank number), the better your chance for consideration for employment. ( Personnel - Civil Service Exams - Livingston County )

An eligible list is a list of persons who took a specific exam and passed the exam. It is organized in rank order. For example, a person who achieved a score of 100 on the exam may be ranked #1 on the eligible list. When a public employer under Livingston County’s Civil Service jurisdiction wishes to fill a competitive class position, that employer asks the Livingston County Personnel Office for a Certification of Eligibles. A Certification of Eligibles is a list of persons on the Eligible List who are currently eligible for appointment. This normally includes the first three available persons on the Eligible List and anyone tied in score with the third person. The employer may choose any person listed on the Certification of Eligibles to fill its position. ( Personnel - Civil Service Exams - Livingston County )

Candidates are responsible for notifying the Personnel Office in writing of any changes of address. You may contact our office to request a change of address form, and it will be mailed to you. ( Personnel - Civil Service Exams - Livingston County )

Certain veterans of the armed forces may be eligible to have extra points added to their passing examination score. If the veteran’s credits are approved, this may cause the eligible veteran to receive a higher score and/or rank on the Eligible List making appointment more likely. Interested veterans must apply for veteran’s credits. To do so, the veteran should complete the Application for Veterans Credits section of the examination application form and provide a copy of his/her Military Service Record (DD-214 form) when he/she applies for the examination. Veteran’s credits may only be used for one public employment appointment. ( Personnel - Civil Service Exams - Livingston County )

No. Livingston County only accepts applications for examinations administered by Livingston County. ( Personnel - Civil Service Exams - Livingston County )

Any person who demonstrates that he/she meets the minimum educational and experience qualifications for an exam and who satisfies the exam fee requirements may take an Open-competitive exam. Promotional exams, however, are restricted to current employees of the appointing authority who meet the service requirements and minimum qualifications noted on the exam announcement. In most cases, those who take and pass a promotional exam have preference in appointment for any positions in the title that are being filled with the eligible’s appointing authority. ( Personnel - Civil Service Exams - Livingston County )

A continuous recruitment exam is an exam for which applications are accepted on a continuous basis. Exams are either given as needed or on a regular schedule. ( Personnel - Civil Service Exams - Livingston County )

A training and experience examination is a method of testing where a candidate receives a test score based on the information contained in the submitted application. The score is based on a rating of the applicant’s relevant education, training and experience. There is no sit-down question and answer examination. ( Personnel - Civil Service Exams - Livingston County )

“Special arrangements” for an exam may include special exam scheduling or the accommodation of a special applicant need. If the candidate has a disability and needs an accommodation, he/she must complete Livingston County’s Civil Service Exam Accommodation Request form. If a candidate needs to request an alternate test date, he/she must follow the Livingston County “Alternate Test Date Policy.” ( Personnel - Civil Service Exams - Livingston County )

A position is posted via a provisional posting when that position requires a Civil Service examination and there is not currently a valid eligible list. Any applicant who meets the qualifications of the title is welcome and encouraged to apply. The chosen candidate is then hired on a provisional basis. The next time that exam is offered the provisional employee must apply for, take, pass the exam, and be reachable on the eligible list to be eligible for appointment (i.e. continuing employment). If these conditions are not met, removal from the position is mandatory except in some limited circumstances set forth in law. ( Personnel - Job Openings - Livingston County )

A position is posted via an informational posting when that position requires a Civil Service examination and there is currently a valid eligible list. Due to collective bargaining agreements the County is required to provide notice of the vacancy, even though we have a valid pool of candidates at the time. Therefore, only those who are currently employed by the County within that title may apply. ( Personnel - Job Openings - Livingston County )

Livingston County only accepts employment applications for positions with Livingston County. This includes positions with its departments. These departments include: the Center for Nursing and Rehabilitation, Central Services, Community Services/Mental Health, County Clerk, County Treasurer, Department of Health, Department of Motor Vehicles, District Attorney, Economic Development, Emergency Management Services, Emergency Medical Services, Highway, Historian, Office for the Aging, Personnel, Planning, Probation, Public Defender, Public Works, Real Property Tax Services, Records Management, Sheriff, Social Services, Veteran Services Agency, Workforce Development, etc. ( Personnel - Job Openings - Livingston County )

Job openings may be announced in a number of ways. Some positions are advertised in local or other publications, while other positions are posted on the Personnel Office bulletin board and on the Personnel Office page of the County website. The County website address is: www.livingstoncounty.us. ( Personnel - Job Openings - Livingston County )

You must complete a Livingston County application form and submit the completed form to the Personnel Office by any stated deadline. Late applications will not be considered. Be sure to complete the form fully. While you may also submit a resume, this does not eliminate the need to fully complete an application form. It is important that all of your qualifying information be stated clearly on the application form. ( Personnel - Job Openings - Livingston County )

You may submit the application late, but it will not be considered for the current opening. The application will be kept on file for six months. If a future opening occurs, you may “activate” your on-file application for that opening by calling the Personnel Office to notify it of your interest. ( Personnel - Job Openings - Livingston County )

The Personnel Office will have basic information about the position such as job duties and required qualifications. If you need other information, you may be referred to the appointing department for more information. ( Personnel - Job Openings - Livingston County )

Applicants submit their fully completed applications by the application deadline. These applications are reviewed by the Personnel Office to determine if applicants meet the minimum qualifications for the position. The Personnel Office notifies applicants if they are disapproved. Approved applications are forwarded to the hiring department. Most departments will review the applications and select certain applicants for interview. After the interviews are completed the department may offer the position to one of the applicants. If the applicant accepts, the department contacts the Personnel Office to schedule an employee for “new employee processing.” The applicant will begin employment on a date agreed to by the department and the applicant. The department is responsible for notifying other applicants that they have not been selected for hire. ( Personnel - Job Openings - Livingston County )

The appointing department. For example, if the position is a Nursing Assistant position employed by the Center for Nursing and Rehabilitation, the Center for Nursing and Rehabilitation will make the hiring decision. ( Personnel - Job Openings - Livingston County )

If your address and/or other contact information changes, you should provide written notice of this fact and provide your new contact information to the Personnel Office promptly. If your residency changes, you may be asked to provide verification of your new residence address. ( Personnel - Job Openings - Livingston County )

No. Livingston County only accepts employment applications for positions with Livingston County. (Note: Livingston County does, however, accept examination applications for positions with Livingston County and the towns, villages, school districts and BOCES district that are under Livingston County’s Civil Service jurisdiction.) ( Personnel - Job Openings - Livingston County )

No. Only those who actually reside within Livingston County qualify as Livingston County residents. For most County positions, Livingston County residents are given preference in hiring. ( Personnel - Residency - Livingston County )

It depends. A person is a resident of Livingston County if he/she occupies a dwelling within the County with the present intent to remain in the County for a period of time that is not temporary or of brief duration. Typically residency will be evidenced by things such as: (1) property ownership or long-term lease, (2) voter registration in the jurisdiction, (3) driver’s license showing County residency, etc. Typically if a student is occupying temporary housing and does not intend to remain in the County outside the school year the student is not a County resident. ( Personnel - Residency - Livingston County )

No. You must occupy a dwelling within Livingston County with the present intent to remain in the County for a period of time that is not temporary or of brief duration. Please see the response to the preceding question. ( Personnel - Residency - Livingston County )

If you change your residence, you must notify the Personnel Office promptly. You may be asked to provide proof of your new residency. ( Personnel - Residency - Livingston County )

Monday, Tuesday, and Friday 8:00am - 4:00pm. Wednesday and Thursday 8:00am - 5:00pm. We are closed all government holidays expect Juneteenth.  ( Probation Department - Livingston County )

Probation supervision is an alternative to incarceration in the criminal court system. Probation is a sentence for unacceptable behavior in the family court system. A period of probation supervision influences law abiding behavior while allowing the probationer to continue to reside and function in the community. ( Probation Department - Livingston County )

No, probation is a county function in New York State. The Division of Probation and Correctional Alternatives (OPCA) provides regulatory oversight and funding to local probation departments. Parole is a portion of New York State Department of Corrections and Community Supervision (DOCCS) and is served in the community following a term of incarceration in state prison.   ( Probation Department - Livingston County )

Please follow these instructions: Report Probation Non-Compliance . ( Probation Department - Livingston County )

You may contact the New York State Office of Court Administration (OCA) for a name-based check by visiting this website: OCA-CHRS You may also request your own personal record at: New York State Department of Justice or Federal Bureau of Investigations There are also a multitude of private entities that will provide individual and third party background/criminal history checks. ( Probation Department - Livingston County )

You may qualify to have your criminal conviction sealed if the following statements apply to you: 1. I was convicted of a crime or crimes in no more than two criminal transactions in New York State or elsewhere, and no more than one of those criminal convictions includes a conviction for a felony offense. (You are telling the court that you have not been convicted in more than two criminal cases, and that no more than one of those cases was a conviction for a felony charge). 2. I do not have any open or pending criminal charges against me. 3. I am not applying to seal any of the following offenses (check your Certificate of Disposition to verify that it does not include any of the following charges): a. Sex offense defined in article one hundred thirty of the Penal Law (PL 130.20 Sexual Misconduct; PL 130.25 Rape 3°; PL 130.30 Rape 2°; PL 130.35 Rape 1°; PL 130.40 Criminal Sexual Act 3°; PL 130.45 Criminal Sexual Act 2°; PL 130.50 Criminal Sexual Act 1°; PL 130.52 Forcible Touching; PL 130.53 Persistent Sexual Abuse; PL 130.55 Sexual Abuse 3°; PL 130.60 Sexual Abuse 2°; PL 130.65 Sexual Abuse 1°; PL 130.65-a Aggravated Sexual Abuse 4°; PL 130.66 Aggravated Sexual Abuse 3°; PL 130.67 Aggravated Sexual Abuse 2°; PL 130.70 Aggravated Sexual Abuse 1°; PL 130.75 Course of Sexual Conduct Against a Child 1°; PL 130.80 Course of Sexual Conduct Against a Child 2°; PL 130.85 Female Genital Mutilation; PL 130.90 Facilitating a Sex Offense with a Controlled Substance; PL 130.91 Sexually Motivated Felony; PL 130.95 Predatory Sexual Assault; PL 130.96 Predatory Sexual Assault Against a Child); b. An offense defined in article two hundred sixty-three of the Penal Law (PL 263.05 Use of a Child in a Sexual Performance; PL 263.10 Promoting an Obscene Sexual Performance by a Child; PL 263.11 Possessing an Obscene Sexual Performance by a Child; PL 263.15 Promoting a Sexual Performance by a Child; PL 263.16 Possessing a Sexual Performance by a Child; PL 263.30 Facilitating a Sexual Performance by a Child with a Controlled Substance or Alcohol); c. A felony offense defined in article one hundred twenty-five of the Penal Law (PL 125.10 Criminally Negligent Homicide; PL 125.11 Aggravated Criminally Negligent Homicide; PL 125.12 Vehicular Manslaughter 2°; PL 125.13 Vehicular Manslaughter 1°; PL 125.14 Aggravated Vehicular Homicide; PL 125.15 Manslaughter 2°; PL 125.20 Manslaughter 1°; PL 125.21 Aggravated Manslaughter 2°; PL 125.22 Aggravated Manslaughter 1°; PL 125.25 Murder 2°; PL 125.26 Aggravated Murder; PL 125.27 Murder 1°; PL 125.40 Abortion 2°; PL 125.45 Abortion 1°; PL 125.50 Self-Abortion 2°; PL 125.55 Self- Abortion 1°; PL 125.60 Issuing Abortion Articles); d. A violent felony offense defined in section 70.02 of the Penal Law (CLASS B VIOLENT FELONY OFFENSES: PL 110/125.25 Attempted Murder 2°; PL 110/135.25 Attempted Kidnapping 1°; PL 110/150.20 Attempted Arson 1°; PL 125.20 Manslaughter 1°; PL 125.22 Aggravated Manslaughter 1°; PL 130.35 Rape 1°; PL 130.50 Criminal Sexual Act 1°; PL 130.70 Aggravated Sexual Abuse 1°; PL 130.75 Course of Sexual Conduct Against a Child 1°; PL 120.10 Assault 1°; PL 135.20 Kidnapping 2°; PL 140.30 Burglary 1°; PL 150.15 Arson 2°; PL 160.15 Robbery 1°; PL 230.34(5)(a)&(b) Sex Trafficking; PL 255.27 Incest 1°; PL 265.04 Criminal Possession of a Weapon 1°; PL 265.09 Criminal Use of a Firearm 1°; PL 265.13 Criminal Sale of a Firearm 1°; PL 120.11 Aggravated Assault upon a Police Officer or a Peace Officer; PL 120.07 Gang Assault 1°; PL 215.17 Intimidating a Victim or Witness 1°; PL 490.35 Hindering Prosecution of Terrorism 1°; PL 490.40 Criminal Possession of a Chemical Weapon or Biological Weapon 2°; PL 490.47 Criminal Use of a Chemical Weapon or Biological Weapon 3°); (CLASS C VIOLENT FELONY OFFENSES: An attempt to commit any of the Class B violent felony offenses listed above; PL 125.11 Aggravated Criminally Negligent Homicide; PL 125.21 Aggravated Manslaughter 2°; PL 130.67 Aggravated Sexual Abuse 2°; PL 120.08 Assault on a Peace Officer, Police Officer, Fireman or Emergency Medical Services Professional; PL 120.09 Assault on a Judge; PL 120.06 Gang Assault 2°; PL 121.13 Strangulation 1°; PL 140.25 Burglary 2°; PL 160.10 Robbery 2°; PL 265.03 Criminal Possession of a Weapon 2°; PL 265.08 Criminal Use of a Firearm 2°; PL 265.12 Criminal Sale of a Firearm 2°; PL 265.14 Criminal Sale of a Firearm with the Aid of a Minor; PL 265.19 Aggravated Criminal Possession of a Weapon; PL 490.15 Soliciting or Providing Support for an Act of Terrorism 1°; PL 490.30 Hindering Prosecution of Terrorism 2°; PL 490.37 Criminal Possession of a Chemical Weapon or Biological Weapon 3°); (CLASS D VIOLENT FELONY OFFENSES: An attempt to commit any of the Class C violent felony offenses listed above; PL 120.02 Reckless Assault of a Child; PL 120.05 Assault 2°; PL 120.18 Menacing a Police Officer or Peace Officer; PL 120.60 Stalking 1°; PL 121.12 Strangulation 2°; PL 130.30 Rape 2°; PL 130.45 Criminal Sexual Act 2°; PL 130.65 Sexual abuse 1°; PL 130.80 Course of Sexual Conduct Against a Child 2°; PL 130.66 Aggravated Sexual Abuse 3°; PL 130.90 Facilitating a Sex Offense with a Controlled Substance; PL 135.35 (3)(a)&(b) Labor Trafficking; PL 265.02 (5), (6), (7), (8), (9) or (10); PL 265.11 Criminal Sale of a Firearm 3°; PL 215.16 Intimidating a Victim or Witness 2°; PL 490.10 Soliciting or Providing Support for an Act of Terrorism 2°; PL 490.20 Making a Terroristic Threat; PL 240.60 Falsely Reporting an Incident 1°; PL 240.62 Placing a False Bomb or Hazardous Substance 1°; PL 240.63 Placing a False Bomb or Hazardous Substance in a Sports Stadium or Arena, Mass Transportation Facility or Enclosed Shopping Mall; PL 405.18 Aggravated Unpermitted Use of Indoor Pyrotechnics 1°) (CLASS E VIOLENT FELONY OFFENSES: PL 110/265.02 (5), (6), (7), or (8) Attempted Criminal Possession of a Weapon 3° as a lesser included offense of that section as defined in CPL 220.20; PL 130.53 Persistent Sexual Abuse; PL 130.65-a Aggravated Sexual Abuse 4°; PL 240.55 Falsely Reporting an Incident 2°; PL 240.61 Placing a False Bomb or Hazardous Substance 2°); e. A class A felony offense defined in the Penal Law (abbreviated on your Certificate of Disposition as “AF”); f. A felony offense defined in article one hundred five of the Penal Law where the underlying offense is not an eligible offense (PL 105.10 Conspiracy 4°; PL 105.13 Conspiracy 3°; PL 105.15 Conspiracy 2°; or PL 105.17 Conspiracy 1°; when the crime you conspired to commit is one of the charges listed in this section); g. An attempt to commit an offense that is not an eligible offense if the attempt is a felony (An attempt to commit a crime is displayed on your Certificate of Disposition as “Attempted” and will have the number 110 displayed before the section and subsection (e.g., Attempted Robbery 2°; PL 110-160.10) If it is a felony level offense, the charge weight will be BF, CF, DF or EF); or, h. An offense for which registration as a sex offender is required pursuant to article six-C of the correction law (A conviction that requires you to register as a sex offender). 4. It has been over 10 years since I was sentenced for my most recent case. I did not count any jail or prison time I served after being sentenced in calculating the 10-year period (Your most recent conviction and sentence must be more than ten years ago. However, if you were in jail or prison after you were sentenced, that time does not count. For example, your last conviction was 11 years ago and you served 2 years in state prison (11 – 2 = 9), that is only 9 years and you will not qualify for sealing for another year). ( Probation Department - Livingston County )

Yes. For more information, please visit: US Department of Homeland Security ( Probation Department - Livingston County )

Yes, you may leave the United States if you are not currently under supervision. However, you must check with the Country in which you want to travel to. That County's Customs and Immigration Laws will determine if you are able to safely enter.  ( Probation Department - Livingston County )

Yes, all US Citizens may vote in open elections. If you have served a period of straight incarceration, you may need to re-register. You can verify this information with the Livingston County Board of Elections .  ( Probation Department - Livingston County )

If you are interested in being an intern at the Livingston County Probation Department, you will need to be present at least two full days per week and for the ENTIRE semester; even if your required hours have been completed. Upon receipt of your application and a short writing sample, they will be reviewed; if it is determined appropriate, an interview will be scheduled to gather further information from you, and a final determination will be made. You must provide a picture ID and current college identification/transcripts.  In addition, if you are interested in completing compliance checks on probationers in the field, you will need to provide proof of insurance coverage through your college institution. Livingston County Probation Department receives numerous requests for internships.  Space is limited; please start your application process in the semester prior to the semester you wish to begin your internship. ( Probation Department - Livingston County )

Probation Employment Liaison: The Livingston County Probation Department recognizes the importance of sustained employment for individuals under community supervision. Employment provides individuals a means to self-sufficiency and the ability to support their families, as well as the capacity to structure their time in positive ways. Probation also understands the needs of area employers and their ability to ask questions of probation officers about work schedules and other work environment related issues. Accordingly, the Livingston County Probation Department has designated a single point of contact or Probation Employment Liaison officer to communicate with area employers. Please feel free to contact Probation Director, Lynne Mignemi, at (585) 243-7190 or via email ( lmignemi@co.livingston.ny.us ) if you are an area employer who has any general questions about probation conditions relating to employment, employment opportunities for individuals on probation, or if you have any other employment related questions or concerns. On a related note, the NYS Department of Labor offers information for both job seekers and employers on some of the incentives and options available to individuals with known barriers to employment that include having a criminal history. With these links, please find fact sheets describing the Work Opportunity Tax Credit and the Federal Bonding Program . ( Probation Department - Livingston County )

After you leave court, the Probation Department is notified of your sentence and a case file will be opened. A probation officer will be assigned to supervise your case and will contact you via telephone or letter to inform you of your initial reporting date and time. Your probation conditions are in full force and effect beginning on your sentencing date.   Any changes in contact information, to include phone number and address, must be reported to the Probation Department immediately.  If you have any questions prior to your case assignment, call the Probation Department and ask to speak to a supervisor. ( Probation Department - Adult Services - Livingston County )

You will review and sign your conditions of probation. If applicable, a DNA sample will be collected. You will sign referrals for any services mandated by your probation conditions.   Releases will be completed for primary contacts, as well as any services providers who you are working with. If applicable, you will be required to provide a urine sample to test for drugs and alcohol. You will be required to bring the following documentation to your initial reporting: Verification of residency Verification of employment/disability Vehicle information (title, registration and insurance) Verification of health insurance Name/contact information for PCP and treatment providers List of prescription medications Photo identification Contact information for primary contact ( Probation Department - Adult Services - Livingston County )

Contact Transfer Designee, Liz Laney (585)243-7190 or elaney@co.livingston.ny.us The transfer process will take approximately 60 days.  You will be required to report by telephone or email on a weekly basis until your case is accepted in the receiving county. During the transfer process, you are required to immediately report any change in address, phone number, or police contact. ( Probation Department - Adult Services - Livingston County )

Report to the Probation Department immediately upon sentencing unless otherwise instructed.  If sentenced in justice court, call Probation the next business day and ask to speak to a supervisor. A probation officer will determine which type of device you will be monitored by unless specified by your sentencing Judge. Types of devices include: GPS, alcohol monitoring, and home confinement. Cost is $5.00 - $7.00 per day ( Probation Department - Adult Services - Livingston County )

Contact the Livingston County Jail at (585)243-7180 or report in person to determine requirements. ( Probation Department - Adult Services - Livingston County )

You may reach your Officer via telephone at (585)243-7190 or by email. ( Probation Department - Adult Services - Livingston County )

The frequency of your reporting will be determined by your risk level and your compliance with probation conditions/directives.  Expect to report weekly for at least the first four weeks after your initial reporting appointment. ( Probation Department - Adult Services - Livingston County )

You will be asked if you are carrying any weapons or prohibited items and you may be searched so you should not bring the following: Drugs and/or Paraphernalia Firearms Knives Box-Cutters Multi-Tools Aerosol Defense Spray Any item Carried with the Intent to Bring Harm to Another Individual Any Weapons Determined to be Contraband, Dangerous, or Unnecessary Recording Devices or Camera Cell Phones ( All regular cell phones must be turned off) Children and/or friends ( Probation Department - Adult Services - Livingston County )

If you are convicted of a DWI or DWAI, you are mandated to pay $30 per month in supervision fees for the duration of your probation sentence.    ( Probation Department - Adult Services - Livingston County )

Your ability to travel will depend on your location destination/reason and your conviction. Day trips out of the county for work, medical, and other necessities is appropriate. If traveling within New York State overnight, you will need to obtain verbal permission from your Probation Officer.  If you plan to travel out of state, you will require a written travel pass, which must be requested at least five (5) business days in advance of your trip.   ( Probation Department - Adult Services - Livingston County )

Yes.  You must report any and   all contact with law enforcement to your Probation Officer.   ( Probation Department - Adult Services - Livingston County )

Yes, as long as they are prescribed by a physician and taken in the prescribed dosage.  You will be expected to provide regular verification of your prescriptions and may be subjected to a medication count if needed. ( Probation Department - Adult Services - Livingston County )

The term "General Conditions of Probation" means specific supervision requirements prescribed by the court as part of the probation disposition to assist the probationer in leading a law-abiding life. ( Probation Department - Adult Services - Livingston County )

When the court determines that a person is eligible for a probation sentence and the defendant agrees, the court may adjourn the sentencing for up to one year from the date of conviction by virtue of a defendant's plea or a finding of guilt and place a defendant under interim probation supervision. Please note that being placed on interim supervision does not guarantee a sentence to probation at the end of the interim period. In addition, if a defendant satisfactorily completes a term of interim probation supervision , he or she shall receive credit for the time served under the period of interim supervision toward any probation sentence that is subsequently imposed in that case.  Interim supervision may be terminated prior to the end of the term and may result in a sentence to incarceration based on the individual's performance while under interim supervision. ( Probation Department - Adult Services - Livingston County )

Judges may sentence an offender directly to a term of probation or may impose a "split sentence" under which a period of incarceration at the beginning of the supervision period is a condition of the probation sentence. In any instance where a probationer is sentenced to a "split sentence" of straight incarceration, that probationer receives credit towards his/her MED (maximum expiration date) for any pre-sentence jail time served. It must be noted, any jail time on "split sentence" for a DWI/DWAI charge is served consecutively to the term of probation supervision.  ( Probation Department - Adult Services - Livingston County )

A violation of probation can occur if you fail to follow your conditions or probation or you get arrested.  If a VOP is filed, you may be returned to Court to face violation proceedings, to include modification of conditions, resentencing to alternative programs, or revocation of your probation sentence, which could lead to a new sentence of jail or prison. ( Probation Department - Adult Services - Livingston County )

Direct all questions about relicensing to your probation officer. Courts in some counties may not allow DWI probationers to be relicensed while on probation. If relicensing is allowed, the probation officer will explain the requirements which you must complete. These requirements usually include the successful completion of a treatment program, up-to-date payments (of all fines, fees, and restitution), no re-arrests or convictions and a minimum length of time served on your probation period.  You may visit the NYS DMV for more information regarding DMV relicensing requirements after revocation.  ( Probation Department - Adult Services - Livingston County )

New York State law requires ignition interlocks to be installed at your expense in your car if you have been convicted of DWI for the second time within five years. You may be required to install the interlock on your car or the car that you have been driving even if it is owned by someone else. People who have been convicted more than once for DWI are more at risk for drinking and driving without a license. The ignition interlock is installed to protect the public. You have 10 business days from your date of sentence to install an IID on any vehicle you own or operate , regardless of your license status.  Probation can provide you with information on how to schedule installation.  ( Probation Department - Adult Services - Livingston County )

If you are on probation for DWI you will have a condition of probation which requires abstinence from alcohol and other illegal drugs. Abstinence is required not only to prevent you from drinking and driving while on probation but also to assist you in rehabilitation. The probation officer will test you for use of alcohol and other drugs. ( Probation Department - Adult Services - Livingston County )

Online Web Reporting can be found here: https://www.cecheckin.com/client/account/signin For instructions, please refer to the Ce Check-In Handbook you were given by your PTS Officer or assigned Probation Officer.  ( Probation Department - Adult Services - Livingston County )

Your PIN can be acquired from your Assigned Probation Officer or your PTS Officer. Or, you can refer to the  Ce Check-In Handbook  given to you at the time Ce Check-In was set up.  ( Probation Department - Adult Services - Livingston County )

There are three levels, based upon an offender's risk of committing another sex crime and harm to the community: Level 1 (low), Level 2 (moderate), and Level 3 (high). As a general rule, the sentencing court will determine an offender's risk level at the time of sentencing (in probation cases) or at the time of release from custody (in jail or prison cases). When an incarcerated offender is set to be released into the community, the Board of Examiners of Sex Offenders will evaluate the case and provide a risk level recommendation to the court. The court will hold a risk level hearing and assign a level to the offender prior to release. The risk level determines how much information can be provided to the community. There are also three designations that may be assigned to a sex offender: sexual predator, sexually violent offender, or predicate sex offender. These designations, along with risk level, govern the length of time that an offender must register. ( Probation Department - Adult Services - Livingston County )

Report annually where they live by signing and returning an annual verification form to DCJS within 10 days after receiving it. Notify DCJS in writing of a new address no later than 10 days after moving. Report in person to a local police agency to have a current photograph taken every three years (Level 1 and 2 offenders) or every year (Level 3 offenders) Notify DCJS in writing of any institution of higher education they are attending, enrolled, living or employed. Any change in status must be reported to DCJS no later than 10 days after the change. Provide in writing Internet service providers, Internet screen names and e-mail accounts. Level 3 offenders and offenders with a sexual predator designation must personally verify their addresses every 90 days with law enforcement. Law enforcement may at that time photograph a level 3 offender if that offender’s appearance has changed. For a complete list of requirements, the statute may be found on the New York State Senate website - New York Laws, Corrections Law 168. https://www.criminaljustice.ny.gov/nsor/claws.htm#f ( Probation Department - Adult Services - Livingston County )

No, you must serve the entire duration of your probation sentence. ( Probation Department - Adult Services - Livingston County )

If you are at risk of losing your job, license or the right to engage in certain activities due to your conviction you need a Certificate of Relief to lawfully continue or to pursue those activities.   If you have been convicted of no more than one felony and wish to have your rights restored you need a Certificate of Relief.  If you have more than one felony conviction you are not eligible, unless they were handled in the same Court at the same time. ( Probation Department - Certificate of Relief from Disabilities - Livingston County )

Youthful Offender is not a conviction so you do not need a Certificate. ( Probation Department - Certificate of Relief from Disabilities - Livingston County )

A Certificate restores most of your rights that were lost because of a felony conviction.  It does not allow you to hold public office and it does not erase the conviction .  Also, a particular agency or authority can still deny you your rights based on further investigation. (ex:  You will not automatically be granted a liquor license just because you have a Certificate of Relief.  Also, a Certificate of Relief does not cancel or in any other way affect the automatic forfeiture of a felony DWI offender’s driver’s license.) ( Probation Department - Certificate of Relief from Disabilities - Livingston County )

If you were sentenced to local time, Probation, conditional discharge, a fine or a combination of any of these, the Certificate will be issued by the Court where you were sentenced.  If your Probation case was transferred, the Court to where jurisdiction was transferred will issue the Certificate. If you are sentenced to a state correctional facility a Certificate would be issued by State Board of Parole.   ( Probation Department - Certificate of Relief from Disabilities - Livingston County )

If you are eligible and receiving a revocable sentence, and your attorney makes a request to the Court, a Certificate will be issued at the time of sentencing.  If you are on Probation, your Officer can assist you with the paperwork.   If you are no longer on Probation or did not receive Probation, the paperwork is available at the Probation Department.  Probation will assist you in filling it out but it will be your responsibility to submit it to the Court that sentenced you with a letter of explanation as to why you want the Certificate.  The Court may request an investigation be prepared by the Probation department before making a decision whether or not to grant the Certificate.  ( Probation Department - Certificate of Relief from Disabilities - Livingston County )

If you were sentenced after September 1 st , 2007 the jurisdiction in your case was automatically transferred to the supervising county and you should go there.  Prior to that time it depends on whether or not the jurisdiction of your case was transferred.  If it was transferred you would apply to the new county, if it was not transferred then you would go back to the sentencing county.  Check with the last Probation department you were involved with to see which county holds jurisdiction. ( Probation Department - Certificate of Relief from Disabilities - Livingston County )

The New York State Penal Law section 265.20 states a person must be in possession of a Certificate of Good Conduct  to legally possess a firearm if they have been convicted of a felony or serious offense.  The National Instant Criminal Background Check System(NICS) at the Federal level requires a Certificate of Good Conduct , as it is specified in the Penal Law, in order to purchase firearms.  It does not specifically address the possession of previously owned firearms.  They have indicated an individual must be eligible to possess both long guns and handguns without any restrictions as to purpose, place or usage.  In order to be able to purchase a long gun someone must obtain both an unrestricted  Certificate of Relief from Disabilities and a Certificate of Good Conduct.  There has been much discussion regarding allowing people to have their rights restored through a Certificate of Relief only.  However, at this time the law has not been changed and a Certificate of Good Conduct is sometimes required. Also, be advised effective 1/30/12, you may no longer use or possess black powder guns or muzzle loaders without the appropriate certificate. ( Probation Department - Certificate of Relief from Disabilities - Livingston County )

 If you are granted a Certificate of Relief and/or a Certificate of Good Conduct you may be considered for jury duty. ( Probation Department - Certificate of Relief from Disabilities - Livingston County )

A Certificate is considered to be temporary if you are on Probation or a Conditional Discharge at the time the Certificate is issued.  It automatically becomes permanent if you successfully complete Probation/Conditional Discharge.  If you are on Probation and are violated the Certificate may be revoked at the discretion of the Judge.  However, if you are re-sentenced to the State Department of Corrections the Certificate of Relief is automatically revoked.  If you are granted a permanent Certificate it will remain in effect unless you are convicted of another felony.  After another felony conviction it is automatically considered null and void. ( Probation Department - Certificate of Relief from Disabilities - Livingston County )

You can apply for a Certificate of Good Conduct.   This is granted by the State Board of Parole whether or not you were in state prison or on Parole.  There is a waiting period since your last conviction.   If the most serious crime you were convicted of was a "C", "D", or "E" felony you must wait at least three years from the date of your last conviction or release from state incarceration.  If your most serious crime was a "B" or "A" felony you must wait at least five years. A misdemeanor may be considered and would require a one year waiting period. The felony waiting period is mandatory. ( Probation Department - Certificate of Relief from Disabilities - Livingston County )

Unless mandatory disability is imposed by law, employers and licensing agencies are prohibited from denying your employment application because of a criminal record unless: (a) there is a direct relationship between one or more of the previous criminal offenses and the specific license or employment sought; or  (b) the issuance of the license or the granting of the employment would involve an unreasonable risk to property or to the safety or welfare of specific individuals or the general public. ( Probation Department - Certificate of Relief from Disabilities - Livingston County )

As a result of felony and certain misdemeanor convictions, you may by prohibited by law from engaging in certain types of employment and from applying for certain types of licenses. These disabilities may continue even after you complete the sentence imposed by the court. ( Probation Department - Certificate of Relief from Disabilities - Livingston County )

Legal bars to licenses and employment are contained in various laws enacted by the New York State Legislature. Some examples include employment as a security guard, a private investigator, an insurance broker, and many local civil service positions, as well as licenses to sell liquor wholesale or retail, or for real estate brokers and notaries public.  ( Probation Department - Certificate of Relief from Disabilities - Livingston County )

In its discretion, DOCCS may issue a Certificate of Relief from Disabilities or Certificate of Good Conduct. These two certificates have different eligibility criteria and neither is issued prior to release from incarceration. A certificate may remove mandatory disabilities in general or only those specifically indicated by DOCCS. If either certificate is issued only for specific disabilities, the Parole Board may issue a supplementary certificate granting relief from additional disabilities. ( Probation Department - Certificate of Relief from Disabilities - Livingston County )

By law, individuals eligible for a Certificate of Relief have not been convicted of more than one felony. For this purpose, two or more felony convictions stemming from the same indictment count as one felony. Two or more convictions stemming from two or more separate indictments filed in the same court, prior to conviction under any of them, also count as one felony.    The Parole Board may also issue a Certificate of Relief to eligible offenders who have been convicted in another jurisdiction but who now live in New York State. A Certificate of Relief may be issued upon an eligible individual's release from a correctional facility or at any time thereafter. ( Probation Department - Certificate of Relief from Disabilities - Livingston County )

A Certificate of Relief may remove any mandatory legal bar or disability imposed as a result of conviction of the crime or crimes specified in the certificate. The Certificate of Relief does not, however, enable you to retain or become eligible for public office. Note that removing mandatory legal bars restores your right to apply and be considered for employment or license, but does not guarantee it will be granted.   A Certificate of Relief issued to you upon release or once you are on parole supervision is a temporary certificate. This certificate becomes permanent when you are discharged from supervision. While it is temporary, the certificate may be revoked by action of DOCCS. ( Probation Department - Certificate of Relief from Disabilities - Livingston County )

You are eligible for the Certificate of Good Conduct even if you have been convicted of more than one felony. However, you do not become eligible for a Certificate of Good Conduct until a minimum period of time has elapsed from the date of your unrevoked release from custody by parole or from the date your sentence ended.   In cases in which the most serious conviction is a misdemeanor, there must be at least one year of satisfactory community adjustment before a Certificate of Good Conduct can be considered. In cases in which the most serious conviction is a C, D or E felony, you must wait at least three years. In cases in which the most serious conviction is an A or B felony, you must wait at least five years. ( Probation Department - Certificate of Relief from Disabilities - Livingston County )

A Certificate of Good Conduct has the same effect as the Certificate of Relief. In addition, the Certificate of Good Conduct may restore your right to seek public office. The certificate may remove all legal bars or disabilities or remove only specific bars or disabilities.   The Certificate of Good Conduct issued to you while under parole supervision is a temporary certificate. The certificate will become permanent upon discharge from supervision. ( Probation Department - Certificate of Relief from Disabilities - Livingston County )

Article 23 of the Correctional Law deals with Certificates of Relief from Disabilities and Certificates of Good Conduct. Article 23A of the Correction Law deals with licenses and employment of persons convicted of criminal offenses ( Probation Department - Certificate of Relief from Disabilities - Livingston County )

Yes. When the SCRAM CAM Bracelet takes a reading every 30 minutes, a light buzzing sound can be heard, but is generally reported to be “discreet.” ( Probation Department - Electronic Monitoring - Livingston County )

You should not consume food or beverages that contain alcohol. As noted in your SCRAM Program Participant Agreement, you should also avoid using products on or near the bracelet that contain alcohol. The application of small quantities of cologne or perfume in areas far from the bracelet should not be problematic. ( Probation Department - Electronic Monitoring - Livingston County )

Exercise does not impact the functions of the bracelet. For comfort, you might want to wear a sweatband or a sock just below or over the bracelet to prevent it from “bouncing” on the ankle bone. Just make sure nothing gets between the bracelet and your leg. ( Probation Department - Electronic Monitoring - Livingston County )

You can’t wear anything that comes between the skin and the bracelet. You can wear boots or leggings on top of the bracelet; however, some clients report that wearing boots can cause the bracelet to rub against their skin. ( Probation Department - Electronic Monitoring - Livingston County )

You are not allowed to submerge the bracelet in water (swimming pools, hot tubs, the bath tub). You can shower, and in fact, you need to shower in order to keep the area around the bracelet clean. You can view the SCRAM CAM Participant Video for a demonstration of the best way to clean regularly around the bracelet. ( Probation Department - Electronic Monitoring - Livingston County )

Applying a small amount of cologne or perfume to areas far from the bracelet should not be problematic. However, you should avoid using any products on or near the bracelet that contain alcohol, as outlined in your Program Participant Agreement. Be aware that if the bracelet detects environmental alcohol from a product like perfume, your supervising agent may view this as an attempt to tamper with the device and you may be held accountable for violating your Program Participant Agreement. ( Probation Department - Electronic Monitoring - Livingston County )

As outlined in your Program Participant Agreement, avoid lotions with alcohol on or near the bracelet. ( Probation Department - Electronic Monitoring - Livingston County )

As outlined in your Program Participant Agreement, you should avoid using any alcohol-containing products on or around the bracelet. Many clients are exposed to hair color and other similar products without any issues. When in doubt, talk to your PO or supervising agent. ( Probation Department - Electronic Monitoring - Livingston County )

Kissing someone who has been drinking has no impact on SCRAM CAM testing or results. ( Probation Department - Electronic Monitoring - Livingston County )

During business hours : call the Probation Department at 585-243-7190  and ask to speak with your assigned Probation Officer.  For after-hours emergency issues : call 585-243-7190 for the 24/7 voicemail. Obtain the name and phone number of the on-call Probation Officer and send a text message or complete a phone call with her emergency request.  ( Probation Department - Electronic Monitoring - Livingston County )

House arrest or home confinement requires individuals to remain in their home with the exception of pre-approved scheduled times out for school attendance, medical or therapy visits, work, probation, etc. ( Probation Department - Electronic Monitoring - Livingston County )

The House Arrest ankle bracelet is visually inspected during office visits for any evidence of tampering or damage. Your Probation Officer also receives notification if the device has been tampered with. Your Officer investigates all suspected tampers and reports such activity to the court after confirmation. ( Probation Department - Electronic Monitoring - Livingston County )

Yes. The House Arrest ankle bracelet is waterproof; however, we do not recommend leaving the device in water for long periods of time. ( Probation Department - Electronic Monitoring - Livingston County )

Follow the same steps for “How do I take a breath test?” above. If the device cannot take a good photo it will provide you with instructions to correct the issue. Follow the prompts on the device’s screen. ( Probation Department - Electronic Monitoring - Livingston County )

Your device may prompt you to retest if your testing photo does not meet the quality necessary to automatically match it to your enrollment photo. ( Probation Department - Electronic Monitoring - Livingston County )

Press the Mute button to silence the device. The red light above the sound button will continue to blink even if the device is silenced. ( Probation Department - Electronic Monitoring - Livingston County )

You should charge your device every day until the light above the battery icon is green. This will ensure you have enough battery life to take your required tests. Many clients make it a habit to plug in their devices when they go to bed so that they are fully charged for the next day. ( Probation Department - Electronic Monitoring - Livingston County )

Plug the device into any AC power outlet using the provided power cord. ( Probation Department - Electronic Monitoring - Livingston County )

Yes. You can take a test while the device is plugged in. ( Probation Department - Electronic Monitoring - Livingston County )

The lights indicate the level of battery charge available and whether the device is plugged in: Blinking green : Fully charged, but not plugged into a power source Blinking yellow : Charge is low Blinking red : Charge is critically low Solid green : Fully charged and plugged into a power source Solid yellow : Charging, but still low Solid red : Charging, but still critically low ( Probation Department - Electronic Monitoring - Livingston County )

The best way to keep your device clean is to keep it in its case in-between tests. If you need to clean SCRAM Remote Breath, use a mild, non-alcohol based disinfectant cleaner and a soft cloth. Do not submerge the device in water. Breath tubes can be cleaned in a dishwasher or with warm water and dish soap. WARNING: The use of an alcohol-based cleaner or disinfectant could damage the device and could be viewed by your officer as an attempt to tamper. ( Probation Department - Electronic Monitoring - Livingston County )

Yes. You can reuse breath tubes and they can be cleaned in a dishwasher or with warm water and dish soap. Contact the company or agency handling your monitoring if you need additional breath tubes. ( Probation Department - Electronic Monitoring - Livingston County )

No. The device should never be exposed to water. ( Probation Department - Electronic Monitoring - Livingston County )

Consistency is what matters. If you took your enrollment test with glasses you should wear them every time you take a test. If you did not wear glasses in your first test, then take them off every time. ( Probation Department - Electronic Monitoring - Livingston County )

Yes. You can ask your officer to set up a courtesy text message reminder to your mobile phone. ( Probation Department - Electronic Monitoring - Livingston County )

GPS stands for Global Positioning System.  The GPS ankle bracelet records movements 24 hours a day using a system of satellites and computers. Location information from the GPS monitoring system allows your Probation Officer to determine your whereabouts, as well as notification of entering any exclusion zones. ( Probation Department - Electronic Monitoring - Livingston County )

The GPS ankle bracelet is visually inspected during office visits for any evidence of tampering or damage. Your Probation Officer also receives notification if the device has been tampered with. Your Officer investigates all suspected tampers and reports such activity to the court after confirmation. ( Probation Department - Electronic Monitoring - Livingston County )

Yes. The SCRAM GPS ankle bracelet is waterproof; however, we do not recommend leaving the device in water for long periods of time. ( Probation Department - Electronic Monitoring - Livingston County )

The Livingston County Probation Department accepts payments for DWI/DWAI Supervision Fees, Electronic Home Monitoring Fees, Livingston County Court ordered Fines, and Restitution. Payment must be in the form of cash (if payment is made in person), certified bank check or money order.  Please do not send cash in the mail.   Payments may be sent to:  Livingston County Probation Department, 6 Court St, Room 101, Geneseo, NY 14454.  Payments may also be made online at:  https://www.govpaynow.com/gps/user/plc/9473 ( Probation Department - Financial Information - Livingston County )

The Livingston County Probation Department accepts cash, certified or bank check, money orders, or credit/debit cards.  ( Probation Department - Financial Information - Livingston County )

Yes. Please visit:  https://www.govpaynow.com/gps/user/plc/9473 ( Probation Department - Financial Information - Livingston County )

You must pay your fine to the sentencing court. If you case is a transfer, please consult with your assigned Probation Officer to confirm payment location.  ( Probation Department - Financial Information - Livingston County )

Livingston County Court fines are paid at the Livingston County Probation Department. Please see the Financial Services Page for payment options.  ( Probation Department - Financial Information - Livingston County )

Fees and surcharges are paid to the Livingston County Clerk: 6 Court Street -Room 201 Geneseo, NY 14454. Payments accepted: cash, check, or money order ( Probation Department - Financial Information - Livingston County )

You pay surcharges and fees directly to the sentencing court.  ( Probation Department - Financial Information - Livingston County )

The Livingston County Probation Department is the collection agency for all restitution ordered. Please see the Financial Services Page for payment information.  ( Probation Department - Financial Information - Livingston County )

Please call the Livingston County Probation Department at (585)243-7190 and someone can assist you in obtaining your financial obligation balances.  ( Probation Department - Financial Information - Livingston County )

Once ordered to install an IID by a court, an IID shall be installed in any vehicle owned (titled, registered & insured) and/or operated within in ten business days  of the conditional discharge or sentence of probation or release from incarceration.  Even if you are given a stay on your driver's license suspension/revocation, an IID needs to be installed during this aforementioned timeframe if you plan to drive your vehicle.  ( Probation Department - Ignition Interlock - Livingston County )

The following vendors are qualified IID installers in the State of New York: Draeger , Consumer Safety Technology ( Intoxalock ), #1 A Lifesaver and Smart Start. After selecting your vendor, call to set up an account and they will schedule your initial appointment with a service provider closest to you.  ( Probation Department - Ignition Interlock - Livingston County )

There are three different IID classes: Class I, Class II and Class III-all of which are accepted by the Livingston County Probation Department.  ( Probation Department - Ignition Interlock - Livingston County )

You are responsible for delivering the vehicle(s) equipped with the IID to the installer for the inspection and calibration checks as required by the installer. ( Probation Department - Ignition Interlock - Livingston County )

If you plan to install an IID in a vehicle that you do not own, written and notarized permission for the ignition interlock installation must be completed by the vehicle's titled owner . ( Probation Department - Ignition Interlock - Livingston County )

You must submit Financial Disclosure Report to the sentencing court. If the court determines you are unable to afford the fees/charges associated with the installation or maintenance of an IID, or you are able to make partial payment, your Orders and Conditions of Conditional Discharge Related to the Ignition Interlock Device must be submitted to your IID vendor to receive your reduction in payment. ( Probation Department - Ignition Interlock - Livingston County )

You shall not request, solicit or allow other person(s) to blow into the IID, or start the motor vehicle with the device, for the purpose of providing you with an operable motor vehicle. ( Probation Department - Ignition Interlock - Livingston County )

The Livingston County Probation Department is required to notify the sentencing court and district attorney of the following violation events: When an operator has failed to have installed the ignition interlock device on his/her own vehicle(s) or vehicle(s) which he/she operates. Any report of alleged tampering with or circumventing an ignition interlock device or an attempt thereof. any report of a failed start-up re-test any report of a missed start-up re-test any report of a failed rolling re-test any report of a missed rolling re-test Where the operator has not complied with a service visit requirement, and has not had his/her vehicles promptly serviced within the three business days immediately following the missed service appointment The Livingston County Probation Department is required to notify the Court and District Attorney’s Office regarding any violation events.  At that time the sentencing court may summon you to court to question you about the violation event, or choose to take no further action.   ( Probation Department - Ignition Interlock - Livingston County )

For the duration of your sentence. However, the IID restriction may be terminated prior to the end of your sentence, if the device has been installed and successfully maintained in a vehicle for at least six months. Please be advised, an individual under probation supervision that is required to install an IID has more restrictions than an individual who has been sentenced to a conditional discharge to include an IID. For example, when sentenced to a probation sentence an individual has to successfully drive with an IID for at least six months prior to being considered eligible to remove the IID.   ( Probation Department - Ignition Interlock - Livingston County )

If/when you have successfully completed your required IID period, the Livingston County Probation Department will submit a request to your sentencing court requesting removal of your IID. If the request is denied, you will be required to maintain your IID for the remainder of your sentence, at which time the Livingston County Probation Department will provide you paperwork to remove you IID. If your request is approved, the Livingston County Probation Department will provide you with the IID removal paperwork.  When it is time to remove your IID, the Livingston County Probation Department will send your IID vendor paper work authorizing the deinstallation of your IID and you will also be provided with a copy of such. To have the IID restriction removed from your license, you will need to present the New York State Department of Motor Vehicles with this form prior to removing your device.  ***It should be noted, if your final download is unviewable to the installer OR includes any positive alcohol readings the device should remain installed until further notice from the sentencing court and/or the Livingston County Probation Department. ( Probation Department - Ignition Interlock - Livingston County )

If you were sentenced to a conditional discharge and you did not own or operate a vehicle throughout your conditional discharge period, you will be provided documentation at the end of your sentence which you will need to present to the New York State Department of Motor Vehicles to have the IID restriction removed from your license.  ( Probation Department - Ignition Interlock - Livingston County )

If you were sentenced to probation supervision and you did not own or operate a vehicle throughout your probation sentence, you will be provided documentation at the end of your sentence which you will need to present to the New York State Department of Motor Vehicles to have the IID restriction removed from your license. It should be noted you will not be given permission to remove your IID unless all money has been paid to the Livingston County Probation Department.  ( Probation Department - Ignition Interlock - Livingston County )

Complete the PINS Referral Form and send to the Livingston County Probation Department via email ( probation@co.livingston.ny.us ) or mail.  ( Probation Department - Juvenile Services - Livingston County )

Please see our additional resources page for services available in and around Livingston County. Also, contact your child's pediatrician and/or school social workers and counselors for information.  ( Probation Department - Juvenile Services - Livingston County )

You may reach Pre-Trial Services at (585)243-7118.  Pre-Trial Services is located within the Livingston County Probation Department: 6 Court St Rm 101 Geneseo, NY 14454 ( Probation Department - Pre-Trial Services - Livingston County )

Monday, Tuesday, Friday: 8:00am - 4:00pm Wednesday and Thursday: 8:00am - 5:00pm ( Probation Department - Pre-Trial Services - Livingston County )

Should the Court order you to do so, you must abstain from using alcohol and all illegal substances.  In addition, you must refrain from using marijuana, unless you are legally prescribed and can show proof of such.  If you are prescribed a controlled substance, you must take it in the prescribed dosage, and show proof of prescription. ( Probation Department - Pre-Trial Services - Livingston County )

Online Web Reporting can be found here:  https://www.cecheckin.com/client/account/signin For instructions, please refer to the Ce Check-In Handbook you were given by your PTS Officer or assigned Probation Officer.  ( Probation Department - Pre-Trial Services - Livingston County )

Your PIN can be acquired from your Assigned Probation Officer or your PTS Officer. Or, you can refer to the Ce Check-In Handbook given to you at the time Ce Check-In was set up.  ( Probation Department - Pre-Trial Services - Livingston County )

A referral has to be made by your attorney, or the District Attorney's office, which is then reviewed by the Treatment Court Team to determine if you are eligible, or have a qualifying offense. ( Probation Department - Treatment Court - Livingston County )

(585) 371-3942 ( Probation Department - Treatment Court - Livingston County )

Immediately call the Livingston County Treatment Court Resource Coordinator and your assigned Probation Officer. ( Probation Department - Treatment Court - Livingston County )

Typically, eighteen months. ( Probation Department - Treatment Court - Livingston County )

Weekly reporting to court and probation, sober support activities (three per week), drug and alcohol treatment, random screens, mental health (if recommended), and community service hours. ( Probation Department - Treatment Court - Livingston County )

https://www.aa.org https://na.org ( Probation Department - Treatment Court - Livingston County )

You may print, fill out, and send the Victim Impact Statement  back to the Probation Department.  ( Probation Department - Victim Services - Livingston County )

Yes, you have many, many rights as a crime victim.  Child victims have additional rights beyond those of adult victims, and there are some specific rights afforded domestic violence victims and rape and sexual assault victims. ( Probation Department - Victim Services - Livingston County )

Yes, you do have many rights to know about the status of the judicial proceedings for the person accused of committing the crime against you.  You have the right, too, to know the final disposition of the case and, in certain cases, you may be entitled to know of an inmate's release from jail.  ( Probation Department - Victim Services - Livingston County )

In certain cases, the DA shall consult the victim to obtain the views of the victim regarding the disposition of the criminal case.  In addition, you will receive a "victim impact statement" from the Probation Department in which your version of the offense and the extent of your injury out-of-pocket and other economic losses are summarized for the court.  In cases where the defendant is imprisoned, you will be notified of your right to submit a victim impact statement to the Division of Parole or to meet with a member of the Parole Board.   ( Probation Department - Victim Services - Livingston County )

You have the right to be protected from threats, physical injury, or other kinds of intimidation.  The police, sheriff's department, probation department or DA can offer advice regarding appropriate measures to keep you safe. ( Probation Department - Victim Services - Livingston County )

Law enforcement agencies and DA's shall promptly return property held for evidentiary purposes unless there is a compelling reason for retaining it relating to proof at trial.  The court will assist in and expedite the return of such property. ( Probation Department - Victim Services - Livingston County )

Restitution is compensation paid to a victim by the perpetrator of a criminal offense for the losses or injuries incurred as a result of the criminal offense.   It must be ordered by the Court at the time of sentencing, and is considered part of the sentence. Restitution may include but is not limited to reimbursement for medical bills, counseling expenses, loss of earnings and the replacement of stolen or damaged property.  Restitution is NOT for payment of damages for future losses, mental anguish or "pain and suffering". ( Probation Department - Victim Services - Livingston County )

Anyone who has been the victim of a criminal offense and has suffered injuries, economic losses or damages can seek restitution .  Many times, victims who deserve restitution do not request it.  This can occur because victims are not aware that they are entitled to restitution, or do not know what steps to take to go about receiving the restitution they deserve.  ( Probation Department - Victim Services - Livingston County )

You should contact the DA's office and advise them of the extent of your injury, your out-of-pocket losses and the amount of damages you are requesting. IT IS YOUR RESPONSIBILITY to give the police, DA and upon request, the local probation department copies of the bills and other documents showing the extent of your injuries, your out-of-pocket losses and the amount of damages you want considered by the Court!  Your claim for restitution will be included in any probation investigation report (pre-sentence, pre-plea or pre-disposition report).  Be sure to: 1. Keep accurate records such as original receipts of any expenses you have as a direct result of the criminal offense. 2. Give copies of these receipts to the police, DA and local probation department. 3. You need to clearly explain your need for restitution as soon as possible to the DA, the victim/witness advocate, and the probation department.  Unless waived by mutual consent, plea agreements can occur within days of the actual criminal offense. If this information is not provided before sentencing, you may have to pursue reimbursement of your losses in Civil Court.  4. In most felony criminal cases, many misdemeanor criminal cases and all juvenile delinquency and persons in need of supervision (PINS) cases, a pre-sentence or predisposition investigation report is required. The local probation department will contact you about the issue of restitution as it pertains to your case. ( Probation Department - Victim Services - Livingston County )

The DA is under an obligation to petition the Court to order restitution on your behalf. When the District Attorney's (DA) office advises the Court that you have requested restitution or when the victim impact statement contained in the probation investigation report (pre-sentence, pre-plea or pre-disposition report) indicates that the victim seeks restitution, the Court must order restitution unless the interests of justice dictate otherwise.  When the judge does not order restitution, the judge must clearly state his/her reasons on the record. ( Probation Department - Victim Services - Livingston County )

The amount of restitution is based on proof of your out-of-pocket losses incurred as a result of the criminal offense.  The perpetrator has a right to object to the amount of restitution.  The Court may hold a hearing on the issue of restitution where the Court may consider the perpetrator's ability to pay.  The DA's office may contact you and ask you to testify at the restitution hearing.  If you have a concern about appearing personally in Court, you should explore alternatives with the DA assigned to your case. ( Probation Department - Victim Services - Livingston County )

Minors can be ordered to pay restitution typically by the Family Court. However, restitution from juvenile delinquents is limited to $1,500 and restitution from persons in need of supervision (PINS) is limited to $1,000.  Additional restitution may be pursued civilly under certain circumstances against the parent or guardian of the minor. ( Probation Department - Victim Services - Livingston County )

Restitution payments are made to the local probation department by the defendant.  Payments are based on the amount ordered and disbursed according to the schedule of payments in the restitution order.  The appropriate restitution collection agency will then send a check to you accordingly.  You must furnish the restitution collection agency with your current address.   Always notify the restitution collection agency of your change of address by using the Victim Change of Address Form If the New York State Crime Office of Victim Services has paid your bills, the Court may order that restitution payments be made to the OVS for those paid items. If you filed a claim with the New York State Office of Victim Services, it is important that you advise the OVS if the Court orders the perpetrator to pay restitution.  ( Probation Department - Victim Services - Livingston County )

OVS provides compensation to innocent victims of crime for their out-of-pocket losses related to the crime.  OVS funds local victim assistance programs that provide a variety of direct services to crime victims, including helping victims complete their OVS application for assistance.  OVS advocates for the rights and benefits of all innocent victims of crime. ( Probation Department - Victim Services - Livingston County )

The victim must be an innocent victim of the crime Victims of crime who were physically injured as a result of the crime Victims of crime who are under 18, 60 and over, or disabled, who were not physically injured Certain relatives and dependents, including surviving spouse, child, parent, brother, sister, stepbrother, stepsister, stepparent or person primarily dependent on the victim for support Those who paid for or incurred burial costs for an innocent crime victim Child victims, a child who witnesses a crime, and the child's parent, stepparent, grandparent, guardian, brother, sister, stepbrother or stepsister Certain victims of unlawful imprisonment or kidnapping Certain stalking victims Victims of terrorist acts outside of the US who are a resident of New York State Victims of frivolous lawsuits brought by a person who committed a crime against the victim ( Probation Department - Victim Services - Livingston County )

The OVS offers compensation related to: personal injury, death and loss of essential personal property. The specific expenses OVS may cover include:   Medical and counseling expenses ,  Loss or damage of essential personal property (up to $500, including $100 for cash), Burial/funeral expenses (up to $6,000), Lost wages or lost support (up to $30,000), Transportation (necessary court appearances for prosecution or to related medical appointments), Occupational/vocational rehabilitation, Use of domestic violence shelters, Crime scene clean-up (up to $2,500), Good Samaritan property losses (up to $5,000), Moving expenses (up to $2,500) ( Probation Department - Victim Services - Livingston County )

If you are under 18, 60 or over, disabled or were injured, you may apply for benefits to repair or replace your essential personal property lost, damaged or destroyed as a direct result of a crime that was not covered by any other source. Essential means necessary for your health and welfare, like eyeglasses, cash and clothes. ( Probation Department - Victim Services - Livingston County )

Visit: Office of Victim Services Website 1.  Complete the OVS application form. 2. Meet the eligibility requirements 3. Have a compensable out-of-pocket loss or have one at a later time ( Probation Department - Victim Services - Livingston County )

You can also file a civil lawsuit against your offender or a liable third party (e.g. if your landlord fails to supply sufficient lighting or other security measures) for recovery for your losses.  If you decide to file a civil lawsuit, you will need to see an attorney who will explain your choices and advise you.   If the crime occurred during the course of employment or arising out of employment, you may be eligible for workers' compensation benefits.  The workers' compensation benefits you may be eligible to receive are: medical care, payment for lost wages, payment for permanent disability, rehabilitation or death benefits.   If the crime is related to a vehicle, you may qualify for benefits under an automobile insurance policy or MVAIC .   You may be eligible for compensation from other sources such as: mortgage insurance, homeowner's/renter's insurance, liability insurance, disability (private or state), veteran's benefits, social security benefits or a funeral/burial policy. ( Probation Department - Victim Services - Livingston County )

Maltreatment is defined as a child less than 18 years old whose physical, mental, or emotional condition has been impaired, or is likely to be impaired as a result of a parent or the person legally responsible for the child failing to exercise a minimum degree or care in: Supplying the child with necessary food, clothing, shelter, education, or medical care; Providing the child with proper supervision or guardianship; Un reasonably inflicting, or allowing to be inflicted, harm, or excessive corporal punishment; Using drugs or alcohol to the extent that the parent loses control of his/her actions. ( Social Services - Child Abuse & Neglect Reporting - Livingston County )

An abused child is defined as a child less than 18 years old whose parent or person legally responsible for his/her care: Inflicts or allows to be inflicted upon the child serious physical injury by other than accidental means; or Creates or allows to be created a substantial risk of such injury; or Commits or allows to be committed against the child a sexual offense as defined in the penal law. ( Social Services - Child Abuse & Neglect Reporting - Livingston County )

If you have reasonable cause to suspect that a child is being neglected or abused, please call the New York State Central Register at 1-800-342-3720. If the information you provide meets the legal criteria for abuse or maltreatment, your report will be recorded and electronically forwarded to the Livingston County Child Protective Services Division for investigation. A CPS worker will be assigned to meet with the family and assess the situation to ensure that the children are safe in the home. The name of the person making the report with be kept confidential. ( Social Services - Child Abuse & Neglect Reporting - Livingston County )

Hospital personnel, teachers, law enforcement officers, social workers and members of certain other professionals designated by New York State are required by law to report suspected child abuse or neglect and may be subject to legal consequences if they fail to do so. Mandated reporters should call 1-800-635-1522 with information. ( Social Services - Child Abuse & Neglect Reporting - Livingston County )

The New York State Office of Children and Family Services offers FREE 24/7 online Mandated Reporter Training in Child Abuse and Neglect/Maltreatment Identification. You can register anytime. Use the link below, select "Courses Offered" and then click to register for "Self-Directed Online Training". http://www.nysmandatedreporter.org/ ( Social Services - Child Abuse & Neglect Reporting - Livingston County )

Non-parent caregivers, who are caring for children without a parent living in their home, may be eligible for Temporary Assistance. Temporary Assistance for children not living with a parent is referred to as "non-parent caregiver" or "child-only" grants, and includes Medical Assistance (MA). If the non-parent caregiver wants assistance only for the children, the non-parent caregiver’s income is not used to determine eligibility and there are no Temporary Assistance work requirements for the non-parent caregiver. Non-parent caregivers may apply for temporary assistance at their local social services office.  Information on Kin Caring for Children and Benefits for Nonparent caregivers can be accessed here:   Know Your Options: Kin Caring for Children ; Make an Informed Choice: Kin Caring for Children ; Know Your Resources: Nonparent Caregiver Benefits .  The NYS Kinship Navigator program has additional resources for Non-Parent caregivers can be found at: NYS Navigator.org. ( Social Services - Financial Assistance Programs - Livingston County )

No, however each child in foster care must have his or her own bed. ( Social Services - Services for Children, Families and Adults - Livingston County )

Yes, as long as you provide adequate child care arrangements while you are at work. The Agency will provide day care payments to registered centers and day care providers. ( Social Services - Services for Children, Families and Adults - Livingston County )

You must be 21 years of age. ( Social Services - Services for Children, Families and Adults - Livingston County )

Yes because we are certifying both of you to provide foster care. ( Social Services - Services for Children, Families and Adults - Livingston County )

The children range in age from newborn to 21. They are of all races, and have varying degrees of emotional, physical and behavioral problems. They are all residents of Livingston County. ( Social Services - Services for Children, Families and Adults - Livingston County )

Yes. The Homefinding staff will work with you to determine how many children you will be certified to foster and what type of children will best fit your home. The maximum number of children that may be fostered in one home is six children under the age of 13, and no more than two under the age of 2. The maximum number of children in one home includes any other children currently residing in your home. ( Social Services - Services for Children, Families and Adults - Livingston County )

If the children are under the age of 7 they may share a room with another child of either sex. If the child is 7 or over they must share a room with a child of the same sex. Each child must have their own bed. ( Social Services - Services for Children, Families and Adults - Livingston County )

The goal of foster care is to provide a temporary home for children until they can return to their parents, other family members or go into independent living. In some cases, if the parents are unwilling or unable to resolve their problems, the Agency may consider freeing the child for adoption. If you have had a foster child in your home for twelve consecutive months, your application to adopt must be considered first. ( Social Services - Services for Children, Families and Adults - Livingston County )

No. However, we ask foster parents to keep an open mind about this. Every situation is different. If there are safety concerns you will not be asked to have the visits in your home. We find it beneficial to the children to have the foster and birth parents work cooperatively. ( Social Services - Services for Children, Families and Adults - Livingston County )

You will receive a monthly board payment, a clothing allowance, a Medicaid card and various other reimbursements. ( Social Services - Services for Children, Families and Adults - Livingston County )

There are regular foster parent support group meetings. The foster child's caseworker will provide case planning and coordination. The Homefinding Unit offers over 100 hours of training each year, along with regular networking opportunities with other foster parents. ( Social Services - Services for Children, Families and Adults - Livingston County )

For more information please contact Social Services at (585) 243-7300. ( Social Services - Services for Children, Families and Adults - Livingston County )

In Livingston County most children legally freed for adoption are already in adoptive placement. Foster parents that have children who are legally free and have been living with them for 12 consecutive months are given first priority. There are however, hundreds of children waiting to be adopted throughout New York State. http://www.childrenawaitingparents.org/ ( Social Services - Services for Children, Families and Adults - Livingston County )

"Special needs" can mean physical, mental, or emotional disabilities or a combination thereof. Due to their past history, most foster children have emotional needs which will require ongoing counseling and who will likely present challenging and difficult behaviors. ( Social Services - Services for Children, Families and Adults - Livingston County )

Adoption subsidies are available for special needs or hard-to-place children regardless of the adopting family's income. Adoption subsidies are designed to help ease the financial pressure of adoption and will be between 75-100% of the foster boarding home rate. In addition to the monthly payment, many children also qualify for medical coverage. ( Social Services - Services for Children, Families and Adults - Livingston County )

Applications from people who want to adopt a young children (Birth-5yrs) are placed on a waiting list. Applicants must complete a Preparation Class and a Home Study. There is no guarantee of a placement of a child in the age group. ( Social Services - Services for Children, Families and Adults - Livingston County )

Livingston County Department of Social Services does not participate in international adoptions. You would be referred to private agencies in Monroe County. ( Social Services - Services for Children, Families and Adults - Livingston County )

Livingston County Department of Social Services does not provide this service. You would be referred to private agencies in Monroe County. ( Social Services - Services for Children, Families and Adults - Livingston County )

Participation in the Preparation Class is the first step. There would also be home consultations, collection of certain documents including medical reports, reference visits and a written autobiography. There is no fee for the Home Study. The only cost for you would be your attorney fee's at the time of adoption finalization. If you are adopting a special needs or hard-to-place child, this fee may be covered. ( Social Services - Services for Children, Families and Adults - Livingston County )

This is the most realistic avenue to adoption through the Department of Social Services. Having a fostering experience first is crucial to later successfully adopting an older or special needs child. However, as a foster parent, you must accept all responsibilities that accompany the role including returning the child to the birth parents if this is the case plan. If you decide to foster in hopes of adopting, you would make the decision as to the degree of risk you could accept in the placement. Reunification with the birth family is the number one goal of foster care. Foster parents have first option to adopt if children cannot safely return home. ( Social Services - Services for Children, Families and Adults - Livingston County )

Post adoption services are available to you following your adoption. At anytime you would be eligible for services for your family. ( Social Services - Services for Children, Families and Adults - Livingston County )

If you are adopted, or if you placed a child for adoption, or if you are the biological sibling of an adopted person, you may wish to learn more about your birth family. The New York State Health Department’s Adoption Registry can help and even facilitate a reunion. More information can be accessed by going to www.health.ny.gov/vital_records/adoption . ( Social Services - Services for Children, Families and Adults - Livingston County )

We are currently open from 8:00 am to 4:00 pm. ( Workforce Development - Livingston County )

Nine Computers with Internet access and MS applications, Mailing & Copies of job search related documents, Job listings, Local Print media with Job Listings, Free Telephones for job search related calls, Job Search Packets, Civil Service Study Guides, Local Training Provider Information, Brochures for other local support agencies, Employer Recruitments, weekly Job Search Workshops, Referrals to Support Services, Summer Youth Employment Program and a Year-round Young Adult Program, Funding for Vocational Training.  Services by appointment include resume and cover letter creation or review, job application assistance, Mock Interviews, Career Exploration.  ( Workforce Development - Livingston County )
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