Cumberland County DCP&P Lawyers
Handling DYFS matters in Bridgeton, New Jersey
Any level of Division of Child Protection and Permanency (“DCP&P”) involvement with your family is difficult to handle on your own and it is important to have a knowledgeable DCP&P 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. DCP&P has two local offices in Cumberland County: the Cumberland West Local DCP&P Office in Vineland and the Cumberland East Local DCP&P Office in Bridgeton. No matter which DYFS local office you are dealing with in Cumberland County, the experienced DCP&P defense attorneys at our firm are ready to defend you and manage the stressful situation. The Cumberland County DYFS defense attorneys are available to help you get DCP&P 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 Cumberland County Family Court, or if you have already been substantiated for abuse or neglect and you want to appeal the finding. Contact our offices now for a free initial consultation at (908)-356-6900.
CUMBERLAND COUNTY SUPERIOR COURT
Child abuse, neglect, guardianship and child welfare matters in Cumberland County will be heard at the Cumberland County Superior Court, which is part of the Cumberland/Gloucester/Salem Court Vicinage. The Cumberland County Superior Court is located at 60 West Broad Street, Bridgeton, NJ 08302, is open from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. and can be contacted at 856-451-8000. Click here for more information regarding the Cumberland County Superior Court. For directions to the Cumberland County Superior Court, click here.
CUMBERLAND COUNTY FAMILY PART – CHILDREN IN COURT UNIT
DCP&P cases in Cumberland County Superior Court will be handled by a Judge who sits in the Family Part of the Chancery Division of the Cumberland County Superior Court. The Presiding Judge of the Cumberland County Family Part is the Honorable Harold U. Johnson, Jr., P.J.Fp., whose chambers can be contacted at 856-453-4383. The Cumberland County Family Part also has a Children in Court unit within the Family Division with court staff dedicated to abuse, neglect, guardianship, and child welfare cases that can be contacted at 856-453-4534. Click here for more information on the Cumberland County Family Division.
DCP&P LOCAL OFFICES IN CUMBERLAND COUNTY
There are two DCP&P local offices in Cumberland County: the Cumberland East Local Office, 275 North Delsea Drive, US Route 47, Vineland, NJ 08360, phone: 856-794-5871; and the Cumberland West Local Office, 40 East Broad Street, Suite 400, Bridgeton, NJ 08302, phone: 856-453-3830. Click here for more information on the Cumberland County DCP&P local offices.
FAMILY RESOURCES IN CUMBERLAND COUNTY
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 Cumberland 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 Gateway Community Action Partnership has two family success centers in Cumberland County: the Greater Bridgeton Family Success Center, 155 Spruce Street, Bridgeton, NJ 08302, phone: 856-451-1133; and the Holly City Family Success Center, 21 East Main Street, Millville, NJ 08332. The Inspira Health Network also has two family success centers in Cumberland County: the IMPACT Family Success Center of Vineland, 1038 E. Chestnut Avenue, Suite 235, Vineland, NJ 08360 phone:856-507-7840; and the Commercial Township Family Success Center, 8879 Highland Street, Port Norris, NJ 08349 phone: 856-413-5494. In addition to the family success centers in Cumberland 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 CUMBERLAND COUNTY
For parents in Cumberland County who need addiction services, treatment is available through the Southwest Council, Inc., which provides services in Cumberland, Gloucester and Salem counties. Southwest Council. Inc. is located at 550 Bridgeton Pike, Suite 3 & 4, Mantua, NJ 08051, phone: 856-494-4950. In addition to the substance abuse services in Cumberland 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.