Can DCP&P Contact My Job in New Jersey?

Need to Know if NJ Child Protective Services can Contact my Employer Are you wondering if DCPP can contact your job? The short answer is yes. However, it’s very unlikely that they will. The Division of Child Protection and Permanency is vested with great discretion when conducting an investigation in New Jersey. It’s the Division’s […]

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Doctors & Medical Records in Your NJ DCP&P Case

If the Division of Child Protection and Permanency (DCP&P, formerly known as DYFS), receives a referral concerning a child who is allegedly being abused or neglected, the Division must immediately initiate an investigation. The assigned investigator is required to interview the child, the parents, any person who lives in the house, and any individual who […]

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Understanding the Results of a DCP&P Investigation

If the New Jersey Division of Child Protection and Permanency receives a referral alleging child abuse or neglect, the Division must initiate an investigation. No matter how frivolous the complaint may seem, the Division is required to undergo an investigation. The investigation will involve interviewing the parents and the child as well as any person […]

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DCP&P is Contacting Me, What Are My Legal Rights

Contacted by DCP&P in New Jersey? You Need to Know Your Rights If DCP&P has contacted you, you are likely wondering what this means and what your rights are if the state is investigating you. To begin, let’s discuss what DCP&P can and cannot do. The Division of Child Protection and Permanency (DCP&P or the Division) is […]

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What is a Law Guardian in New Jersey?

My Child was Given a Law Guardian in NJ, What does this Mean? A Law Guardian is an attorney for your child, who’s sole purpose is to represent his or her best interests. When a child welfare complaint is made in New Jersey, the Division of Child Protection and Permanency is responsible for investigating the […]

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Child Abuse Allegations and the Divorce Process in New Jersey

DCPP & Divorce Lawyers in NJ New Jersey’s Division of Child Protection and Permanency (DCPP) unfortunately becomes involved in many contentious divorce proceedings and child custody disputes. One parent can report another part to DCPP, making any number of abuse or other misconduct allegations, whether those allegations have merit or not. These allegations can have […]

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