Mercer County Child Abuse and Neglect Allegations
Local DYFS Defense Lawyers in Trenton, New Jersey
If you are being investigated by the Division of Child Protection and Permanency (“DCP&P”), formerly known as the Division of Youth and Family Services (“DYFS”) in Mercer County, if DCP&P took custody of your children and filed a complaint against you in Mercer County Family Court, or if you have already been substantiated for abuse or neglect and you want to appeal the investigative finding, the knowledgeable DCP&P defense attorneys at the Tormey Law Firm in Mercer County are ready to help. The Division has two local offices in Mercer County: the Mercer North Local Office in Lawrenceville and the Mercer South Local Office in Trenton. No matter which DCP&P local office is involved with your family, it is important to have an experienced DYFS attorney represent you at every stage of DCP&P involvement including investigations, litigation, and appeals, to ensure that your rights are being protected and that the Division is not intruding too far into your family’s life. The bottom line is that the Mercer County DCP&P defense attorneys at the Tormey Law Firm are ready to fight to get the Division out of your family’s life as quickly as possible including in Princeton, West Windsor, East Windsor, Trenton, Ewing, Lawrence Twp., and Hopewell. Contact our DYFS lawyers now for immediate assistance at (908)-356-6900. The initial consultation is always provided free of charge.
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MERCER COUNTY SUPERIOR COURT
DCP&P cases and hearings in Mercer County will be heard at the Mercer County Superior Court. The Mercer County Superior Court is located at 175 South Broad Street, Trenton, NJ, 08650 is open from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. and can be contacted at 609-571-4000. Click here for more information regarding the Mercer County Superior Court. For directions to the Mercer County Superior Court, click here.
MERCER COUNTY FAMILY DIVISION – CHILDREN IN COURT UNIT
Any child abuse, neglect, guardianship or child welfare matter in Mercer County Superior Court will be handled by a Judge who sits in the Family Part of the Chancery Division of the Mercer County Superior Court. The Presiding Judge of the Mercer County Family Part is the Honorable Catherine Fitzpatrick P.J.Fp. The Mercer County Family Part also has a Children in Court Unit, which is part of the Family Division, with court staff dedicated to DCP&P cases, that can be contacted at 609-571-4446. Click here for more information on the Mercer County Family Division.
DCP&P LOCAL OFFICES IN MERCER COUNTY
There are two DCP&P Local Offices in Mercer County: the Lawrenceville Local Office,
3131 Princeton Pike, Building 6, Suite 202, Lawrenceville, NJ 08648, phone: 609-530-7200; and the Trenton Local Office, 120 S. Stockton St., 2nd Floor, P.O. Box 717, Trenton, NJ 08625, phone: 609-292-5100. Click here for more information on the DCP&P local offices in Mercer County.
FAMILY RESOURCES IN MERCER COUNTY
Getting help now may be the key to getting DCP&P out of your family’s life as soon as possible. Whether the Division is involved with your family because of allegations of substance abuse, inadequate supervision, or physical discipline, there are many resources and family support services including counseling, therapy, and parenting education available to parents in Mercer County. The two family success centers in Mercer County are the Trenton North Ward Family Success Center 1554 Princeton Avenue Trenton, NJ 08638 phone: 609-393-2980, and the Trenton South Ward Family Success Center 635 South Clinton Avenue Trenton, NJ 08611 phone: 609-695-6274, In addition to the family success centers in Mercer 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 MERCER COUNTY
For parents in Mercer County that need alcohol or drug treatment services, programs are available through the Mercer Council on Alcoholism and Drug Addiction, 1931 Brunswick Ave, Lawrenceville, NJ 08648, phone 609-396-5874; In addition to the substance abuse services in Mercer 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.