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DOI’s broad jurisdiction includes criminal and civil investigatory authority over more than 45 mayoral agencies and an array of other City agencies, entities, boards, commissions and authorities. This includes the Department of Correction (DOC), Administration for Children Services (ACS), New York City Housing Authority (NYCHA) and the Health + Hospitals Corporation (H+H). To conduct its investigations DOI has the right to compel production of documents and testimony of witnesses. DOI arrests City employees and others for criminal activities, produces reports on systemic agency failures and issues policy and procedure recommendations to ensure that the vulnerabilities uncovered are rectified.

Learn about DOI’s Legal and Executive Authority