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Salem County NJ DCP&P Investigation

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 Salem County, if DCP&P took custody of your children and filed a complaint against you in Salem County Family Court, or if you have already been substantiated for abuse or neglect and you want to appeal the investigative finding, the experienced DYFS defense lawyers at the Tormey Law Firm in Salem County are ready to help. It is important to have a knowledgeable DCP&P attorney represent you at every stage of DYFS involvement to ensure that your rights are being protected and that the Division is not intruding too far into your family’s life. If you live in Salem County and DCP&P is currently involved with your family, the Salem County DCP&P defense attorneys at the Tormey Law Firm are available to fight to get DYFS out of your family’s life as quickly as possible. Contact our offices now for immediate assistance at (908)-356-6900.


Child abuse, neglect, guardianship and child welfare cases in Salem County will be heard at the Salem County Superior Court. The Salem County Superior Court is located at 92 Market Street, Salem, NJ 08079, is open from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. and can be contacted at 856-878-5050. Click here for more information regarding the Salem County Superior Court. For directions to the Salem County Superior Court, click here.


DCP&P matters in Salem County Superior Court will be handled by a Judge who sits in the Family Part of the Chancery Division of the Salem County Superior Court. The Presiding Judge of the Salem County Family Part, which is part of the Cumberland/Gloucester/Salem Vicinage is the Honorable Harold U. Johnson, Jr., P.J.Fp. whose chambers can be contacted at 856-453-4383. The Salem County Family Part also has a Family Division Office with court staff dedicated to child abuse, neglect, guardianship and child welfare cases that can be contacted at 856-878-5050. Click here for more information on the Salem County Family Division Office.


The Salem County DCP&P local office is located at 199 East Broadway, 2nd Floor

Salem, NJ 08079, phone: 856-339-6600. Click here for more information regarding the Salem County DCP&P local office.


Although admitting you need help can be difficult, getting help may be one of the most important steps to removing DCP&P from your family’s life. Regardless of if the Division is involved with your family because of allegations of substance abuse or other parenting issues, there are a number of addiction resources and family support services including counseling, therapy, and parenting education available to parents in Salem County. There are two family success centers in Salem County: the Salem Family Success Center, 14 New Market Street Salem, NJ 08079, phone: 856-935-0944; and the Riverview Family Success Center, 157 West Main Street, Penns Grove NJ 08069, phone: 856-517-0029. The New Jersey Parent Link also has valuable information for parents regarding health and wellness, developmental and behavioral health, parenting education and family support services.


For parents in Salem 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 Salem 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.

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