Bergen County NJ DCP&P (DYFS) Information

Bergen County DCP&P Defense Lawyers

DYFS Attorneys with offices in Hackensack, New Jersey

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The Division of Child Protection and Permanency (“DCP&P”), formerly known as the Division of Youth and Family Services (“DYFS”) has two local offices in Bergen County: the Bergen Central Local DCP&P Office in Paramus and the Bergen South Local DCP&P Office in Hackensack.  No matter which DCP&P local office you are dealing with in Bergen County, the experienced DCP&P defense lawyers at our law firm are ready to help defend you and manage the stressful situation.  Any level of DCP&P involvement with your family is difficult to handle on your own and it is important to have a knowledgeable DYFS attorney help you to ensure that the Division is not going too far into your family’s life and that your rights are being protected.  The Bergen County DCP&P defense attorneys at our law firm are available to help you get DYFS out of your family’s life as quickly as possible whether you are being investigated by the Division, if DCP&P took custody of your children and filed a complaint against you in Bergen County Family Court, or if you have already been substantiated for abuse or neglect and you want to appeal the finding.

Our experienced Bergen County DCP&P lawyers represent clients in East Rutherford, Garfield, New Milford, and Saddle Brook. Contact our Hackensack offices now for immediate assistance at (908)-356-6900. The initial consultation is always provided free of charge.

Here is an example of a real life Bergen County DCP&P investigation that our law firm successfully handled.

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DCP&P cases in Bergen County will be heard at the Bergen County Superior Court.  The Bergen County Superior Court is located at 10 Main Street, Hackensack, NJ 07601, is open from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday, and can be contacted at 201-527-2700.  Click here for more information regarding the Bergen County Superior Court. For directions to the Bergen County Superior Court, click here.


A Judge who sits in the Family Part of the Chancery Division of the Bergen County Superior Court will preside over any care and supervision, custody, or guardianship cases in Bergen County.  The Presiding Judge of the Bergen County Family Part is the Honorable Peter J. Melchionne P.J.F.P., whose chambers can be contacted at 201-527-2510.   The Family Part also has a Children in Court team with court staff dedicated to DCP&P cases that can be contacted at 201-527-2319.  Click here for more information on the Bergen County Children in Court Unit.


There are two Division of Child Protection and Permanency local offices in Bergen County, New Jersey.  The Bergen Central Local Office is located at 240 Frisch Court – 2nd Floor, Paramus, NJ 07652, and can be contacted at 201-291-0579.  The Bergen South Local Office is located at 125 State Street, 1st & 2nd Floors, Hackensack, NJ 07601 and can be contacted at 201-996-8900.  For more information on the Bergen County DCP&P local offices, click here.


Whether the Division is involved with your family because of allegations of substance abuse or any other parenting issues, there are many resources and family support services including counseling, therapy, and parenting education available to parents in Bergen County.  In fact, getting help early on may be the key to getting DCP&P out of your family’s life sooner rather than later. The Bergen Family Center has two locations in Bergen County: 10 Banta Place, Hackensack, NJ 07601, phone: 201-342-9200 and 44 Armory Street, Englewood, NJ 07631, phone: 201-694-1891.  The Meadowlands Family Success Center is located at 100 Washington Avenue, Little Ferry, NJ 07643; phone: 201-464-4714. In addition to the family success centers in Bergen 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.


For parents in Bergen County who need addiction services, treatment is available at the Center for Drug and Alcohol Resources, 22-08 Route 208 South, Suite 7, Fair Lawn, NJ 07410, phone 201-740-7069. In addition to the substance abuse services in Bergen County, the New Jersey Prevention Network focuses on providing substance abuse and addiction services throughout the State of New Jersey.

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