Cape May DYFS Defense Lawyers
Child Abuse and Neglect Allegations in Cape May, New Jersey
If the Division of Child Protection and Permanency (“DCP&P”), formerly known as the Division of Youth and Family Services (“DYFS”), is involved with your family in Cape May County, New Jersey, you are definitely facing an overwhelming situation. There is one DCP&P local office in Cape May County, located in Cape May Court House, and at every stage of DYFS involvement – investigations, litigation, and appeals – it is important to have an experienced DCP&P attorney represent you to ensure that the Division is not over stepping any boundaries and that your family’s rights are being protected.
The bottom line is that whether you are being investigated by the Division, if DCP&P took custody of your children and filed a complaint against you in the Cape May County Family Court, or if you have already been substantiated for abuse or neglect and you want to appeal the finding, the DYFS defense attorneys at our firm are ready to manage the situation and get DCP&P out of your family’s life as soon as possible. We represent clients throughout Cape May County including in Wildwood, Avalon, Ocean City, Sea Isle, and Stone Harbor. Contact our offices now for a free initial consultation at (908)-356-6900.
Here is a review from one of our many satisfied DCPP (DYFS) clients:
CAPE MAY COUNTY SUPERIOR COURT
DCP&P matters in Cape May County will be heard at the Cape May County Superior Court. The Cape May County Superior Court is located at 9 North Main Street, Cape May Court House, NJ 08210, is open from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. and can be contacted at 609-463-6500. Click here for more information regarding the Cape May County Superior Court. For directions to the Cape May Courthouse, click here.
CAPE MAY FAMILY DIVISION – CHILDREN IN COURT UNIT
Child abuse, neglect, guardianship and child welfare cases in Cape May County Superior Court will be handled by a Judge who sits in the Family Part of the Chancery Division. The Presiding Judge of the Cape May County Family Part, which is part of the Atlantic/Cape May Vicinage, is the Honorable Nancy L. Ridgway, P.J.Fp. whose chambers can be contacted at 609-463-6542. The Cape May County Family Part also has a Children in Court Unit with court staff dedicated to DCP&P cases that can be contacted at 609-463-6642. Click here for more information on the Cape May County Family Court Children in Court unit.
DCP&P LOCAL OFFICE IN CAPE MAY COUNTY
The Cape May DCP&P Local Office is located at Court House Commons, Building B, 601 Route 9 South, Cape May Court House, NJ 08210, phone: 609-463-9652. Click here for more information on the Cape May DCP&P local office.
FAMILY RESOURCES IN CAPE MAY COUNTY
Admitting you need help can often be very difficult; however, getting help may be the key to getting DCP&P out of your family’s life. Whether the Division is involved with your family because of allegations of substance abuse or other parenting issues, there are a wealth of resources and family support services including counseling, therapy, and parenting education available from The Family Success Center of Cape May County, 1046B Route 47, Rio Grande, NJ 08242, phone: 609-778-6226. In addition to the family success center in Cape May 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 CAPE MAY COUNTY
For parents in Cape May County who need substance abuse treatment, addiction services are available through Cape Assist – Cape May Council on Alcoholism & Drug Abuse, 3819 New Jersey Ave, Wildwood, NJ 08260, phone: 609-522-5960. In addition to the substance abuse services in Cape May 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.