Laws, Rules & Directives

Laws, Rules & Directives

The Department of Corrections and Community Supervision (DOCCS) is empowered to develop and enforce the rules and regulations it finds necessary to implement laws enacted by the New York State Legislature.

DOCCS also maintains comprehensive directives detailing proper management and operation of its many functions. These documents also provide general information/guidance to assist regulated parties in complying with statutes, rules, and other legal requirements.

Three Important Laws

The Sex Offender Registration Act requiring authorities to make information on registered sex offenders public.

We Value Your Input

Members of the public affected by the guidance provided in a directive may submit their feedback by email to the Bureau of Internal Controls or by written submission to:

Bureau of Internal Controls
Department of Corrections and Community Supervision
Harriman State Campus
1220 Washington Avenue
Albany, NY 12226

Comments received will be collected and considered during the Department's next regularly scheduled review of that directive.