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What is the Punishment for Cruelty to a Child in New Jersey?

Child Cruelty is a Serious Crime With Steep Consequences in NJ In New Jersey, there are three noted types of child abuse: cruelty, abuse, and neglect.  According to N.J.S.A. 9:6-3, New Jersey law makes it a fourth degree felony to “abuse, abandon, be cruel to or neglectful of” a child. The law specifically protects children […]

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The Supreme Goal of Reasonable Efforts in DCPP Cases

The Division of Child Protection and Permanency Must Make Reasonable Efforts to Maintain or Restore the Unity of the Families they Investigate in New Jersey The Division of Child Protection and Permanency is a New Jersey government agency that is responsible for investigating allegations of child abuse and neglect, providing services to aid the parent […]

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Leading Causes of Child Neglect, Abuse, and Mistreatment

CPS Attorneys Discuss Contributing Factors for Children Experiencing Abusive or Neglectful Behavior by Parents and Caregivers No child deserves to be abused or neglected, yet so many children are born into circumstances that make them more likely to suffer from violence or deprivation. According to Childhelp, an organization for child abuse prevention, about five children a […]

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Complaint for Child Abuse in Somerset County Dismissed Thanks to Our Lawyers

DCP&P Complaint for Child Abuse in Somerset County? Case Dismissed Thanks to Our DCP&P Defense Lawyers Sadly, E.U and his family were under investigation and brought to Court by the Division of Child Protection and Permanency (known as DCP&P).  The Division claimed that both parents were medically neglecting their daughter, who had an eating disorder.  […]

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Rules for Reporting Child Abuse in New Jersey

Do You Have to Report Child Abuse in NJ? In New Jersey, any person who reasonably believes that a child is being abused or neglected should report their concerns as soon as possible. The best way to voice their concerns is by contacting 911 or the child abuse hotline at 1-877 NJ ABUSE (1-877-652-2873). Not […]

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California Man Charged with Abuse of 10 Children

The New Jersey Herald recently reported on a California child welfare matter where the children suffered terrible acts of abuse that may have been committed over a period of year. Despite the allegations of abuse, child welfare representatives never even visited the home. It is reportedly unclear whether any California government agencies had an opportunity […]

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Army Couple to Be Resentenced in Child Endangerment Case

Authorities recently reported a sad and shocking story concerning an Army major and his wife who have been accused of abusing their three young foster children through beatings, denial of food and water, and forcing them to eat hot pepper flakes as punishment. The married couple who served as foster parents are John and Carolyn […]

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