N.Y. Fam. Ct. Act § 1047

Current through 2021 NY Law Chapters 1-49, 52, 61-101
Section 1047 - Sequence of hearings
(a) Upon completion of the fact-finding hearing, the dispositional hearing may commence immediately after the required findings are made.
(b) Reports prepared by the probation service or a duly authorized association, agency, society or institution for use by the court at any time for the making of an order of disposition shall be deemed confidential information furnished to the court which the court shall make available for inspection and copying by all counsel. The court may, in its discretion, withhold from disclosure, a part or parts of the reports which are not relevant to a proper disposition, or sources of information which have been obtained on a promise of confidentiality, or any other portion thereof, disclosure of which would not be in the interests of justice or in the best interests of the child. In all cases where a part or parts of the reports are not disclosed, the court shall state for the record that a part or parts of the reports have been excepted and the reasons for its action. The action of the court excepting information from disclosure shall be subject to review on appeal from the order of disposition. Such reports may not be furnished to the court prior to the completion of a fact-finding hearing, but may be used in a dispositional hearing.

N.Y. Family Court Law § 1047