DYFS Defense Lawyers in Atlantic City, New Jersey
Handling Child Abuse and Neglect Allegations in Atlantic County, NJ
If you are being investigated by the Division of Child Protection and Permanency (“DCP&P”), formerly known as the Division of Youth and Family Services (“DYFS”) in Atlantic County, if DYFS took custody of your children and filed a complaint against you in Atlantic County Family Court, or if you have already been substantiated for abuse or neglect and you want to appeal the investigative finding, the knowledgeable DCP&P defense attorneys at our law firm in Atlantic County are ready to help. DCP&P has two local offices in Atlantic County: the Atlantic East Local Office in Atlantic City and the Atlantic West Local Office in Mays Landing. Regardless of which Division local office is currently involved with your family, it is important to have a knowledgeable DCP&P attorney represent you at every stage of DYFS involvement to ensure that your rights are being protected and that the Division is not intruding too far into your family’s life. The bottom line is that the Atlantic County DCP&P defense attorneys at our law firm are ready to fight to get DCP&P out of your family’s life as quickly as possible.
Our attorneys handle DCP&P matters throughout Atlantic County including in Atlantic City, Absecon, Egg Harbor Township and Galloway Township. Contact our experienced Atlantic County DCP&P attorneys now for a free initial consultation at (908)-356-6900.
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ATLANTIC COUNTY SUPERIOR COURT
DCP&P cases and hearings in Atlantic County will be heard at the Atlantic County Superior Court, located at the Civil Courts Building, 1201 Bacharach Blvd, Atlantic City, New Jersey 08401, which is open from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. and can be contacted at 609-345-6700. Click here for more information regarding the Atlantic County Superior Court. For directions to the Atlantic County Superior Court, click here.
ATLANTIC COUNTY FAMILY DIVISION – CHILDREN IN COURT UNIT
Child abuse, neglect, guardianship and child welfare cases in the Atlantic County Superior Court will be heard by a Judge who sits in the Family Part of the Chancery Division of the Atlantic County Superior Court. The Presiding Judge of the Atlantic County Family Part is the Honorable Nancy L. Ridgway, P.J.Fp. whose chambers can be contacted at 609-463-6542. The Atlantic County Family Part also has a Children in Court Unit with court staff dedicated to DCP&P cases that can be contacted at 609-594-3509. Click here for more information on the Atlantic County Children in Court Unit.
DCP&P LOCAL OFFICES IN ATLANTIC COUNTY
There are two DCP&P local offices in Atlantic County: the Atlantic East Local Office, 1601 Atlantic Ave., Atlantic City, NJ 08401, phone: 609-441-3164; and the Atlantic West Local Office, 5218 Atlantic Avenue, Suite 104, Mays Landing, NJ 08330, phone: 609-625-3976. Click here for more information on the DCP&P local offices in Atlantic County.
FAMILY RESOURCES IN ATLANTIC COUNTY
Getting help now may be the key to getting DCP&P out of your family’s life as soon as possible. Whether the Division is involved with your family because of allegations of substance abuse, inadequate supervision, or physical discipline, there are many resources and family support services including counseling, therapy, and parenting education available to parents in Atlantic County. The Family Service Association of South Jersey organizes four family success centers in Atlantic County: the Spruce Family Success Center, 3050 Spruce Avenue, Egg Harbor Township, NJ 08234 phone: 609-569-0376; the Hammonton Family Success Center, 310 Bellevue Avenue, Hammonton, NJ 08037 phone: 609-567-2900; the Oceanside Family Success Center, 609 Arctic Avenue, Atlantic City, NJ 08401 phone: 609-236-8800; and the New Day Family Success Center, 622-624 S. New York Road, Galloway, NJ 08205 phone: 609-652-0230. In addition to the family success centers in Atlantic County, the New Jersey Parent Link has valuable information for parents regarding health and wellness, developmental and behavioral health, parenting education and family support services.
SUBSTANCE ABUSE TREATMENT IN ATLANTIC COUNTY
For parents in Atlantic County that need alcohol or drug treatment services, programs are available through Atlantic Prevention Resources, 1416 N. Main St, Pleasantville, NJ 08232, phone: 609-272-0964. In addition to the substance abuse services in Atlantic County, the New Jersey Prevention Network focuses on providing substance abuse and addiction services throughout the State of New Jersey. If you need immediate help for a substance abuse issue, you can dial the confidential Addictions Hotline 24/7 at 1-844-276-2777 which provides information and referrals to substance abuse treatment agencies statewide.