New York Consolidated Laws, Family Court Act - FCT § 166. Privacy of records

The records of any proceeding in the family court shall not be open to indiscriminate public inspection.  However, the court in its discretion in any case may permit the inspection of any papers or records.  Any duly authorized agency, association, society or institution to which a child is committed may cause an inspection of the record of investigation to be had and may in the discretion of the court obtain a copy of the whole or part of such record.

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