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Types of Reports in NJ Child Abuse Cases

As a person accused of child abuse or neglect in New Jersey, it is imperative that you understand all of types of reports that a litigant will typically encounter in a DCPP case and how to challenge the reports. For anyone that is not familiar with child welfare matters, a typical file can become quite […]

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Privacy in a DCPP Case

Confidentiality and its Limits if the Division of Child Protection and Permanency Opens a Case If the Division of Child Protection and Permanency receives a report concerning child abuse or neglect, the agency is legally mandated to open up an investigation. To that end, the Division will create and maintain a large number of documents […]

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Siblings & Relatives in New Jersey DYFS Matters

Children, siblings, relatives, and any member of the household can play a very important role in DCP&P investigations.  Like any inquiry or probe, what a person says can carry a great amount of weight and can determine the fate of how a case is decided.  However, what can be most alarming about a DCP&P investigation […]

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Right to Counsel in a DCF Case

Am I Entitled to a Lawyer when Facing DCFS in New Jersey? In New Jersey, any parent facing allegations of child abuse or neglect have a constitutional right to counsel under Article I, paragraph 1 of the New Jersey State Constitution. On top of that, our lawmakers also codified the right to counsel under both […]

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Rules on Removal of a Child by DCPP in NJ

DCF Wants to Remove a Child in New Jersey Many parents care more about their children than anything else in their lives. The idea of the state taking your child away from you may seem like an inconceivable nightmare. But it happens every day, in New Jersey and throughout the United States. If you are […]

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The Role of Your Child’s Teacher in a DCPP Investigation

New Jersey’s Division of Child Protection and Permanency (DCPP) investigates reports regarding child neglect and child abuse throughout the state. As such, DCPP will dispatch investigators to gather information regarding a child abuse or neglect report or referral. When conducting an investigation, one of the most important individuals these investigators may interview is often a […]

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