About CFS

Comprehensive Family Services was founded by its Executive Director Richard Spitzer, LCSW, ACSW.  Mr. Spitzer began his forensic social work career at The Legal Aid Society’s Juvenile Rights Practice in 1993.  In 1998, Mr. Spitzer left Legal Aid to open his private practice, which ultimately became Comprehensive Family Services, Inc. in 2000.  Mr. Spitzer is a well-respected and recognized expert in the field of forensic social work.


Comprehensive Family Services was established with the goal of providing high quality social work services to Court involved families regardless of their ability to pay. Over the years, CFS has enhanced and expanded its available services to address and meet the needs of the families served. CFS provides social work services ranging from supervised/therapeutic visitation and visitation monitoring to direct client advocacy. CFS also offers drug and alcohol testing. In 2015, CFS’ sister agency Comprehensive Therapeutic Services was founded by Mr. Spitzer in response to the need for high quality mental health counseling and treatment services for Court involved families.

Comprehensive Family Services takes pride in working to creatively and effectively meet the needs of the Court and the children and families before them. Please do not hesitate to contact CFS directly should you wish to discuss your specific service needs.


CFS’ team is comprised of licensed masters and clinical social workers and highly trained paraprofessionals who are assigned to families based on their area of expertise and the family’s needs.




Our highly trained and experienced Social Workers specialize in a spectrum of services regarding the most sensitive and intimate areas of family life.



Since its inception in 1998, Comprehensive Family Services (CFS) has had the privilege of serving thousands of children and families in the New York City area.



We have offices in all the NYC boroughs and now offer our services in Long Island.