Sussex County NJ DCP&P Information

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Handling Child Abuse & Neglect Allegations in Newton, New Jersey

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Sussex County DCP&P Help

If the Division of Child Protection and Permanency (“DCP&P”), formerly known as the Division of Youth and Family Services (“DYFS”), is involved with your family in Sussex County, New Jersey, you are certainly facing a stressful and overwhelming situation.  Fortunately, the Sussex County DCP&P defense lawyers at the Tormey Law Firm have one goal: to get DYFS out of your family’s life as soon as possible. There is one DCP&P local office in Sussex County, located in Newton and whether you are being investigated by the Division, if DCP&P took custody of your children and filed a complaint against you in Sussex County Family Court, or if you have already been substantiated for abuse or neglect and you want to appeal the finding, the Sussex County DYFS defense attorneys at the Tormey Law Firm are ready to assist you. We represent clients throughout Sussex County including in Newton, Sparta, Vernon, and Hopatcong. Contact our offices now for a free initial consultation at (908)-356-6900.

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Hearings for care and supervision, custody, and guardianship matters in Sussex County are heard at the Sussex County Superior Courthouse located at the Sussex County Judicial Center, 43-47 High Street, Newton, NJ 07860.  The Courthouse is open from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday and can be contacted at 973-579-0675. Click here for more information regarding the Sussex County Superior Court. For directions to the Sussex County Superior Court, click here.


DCP&P cases in Sussex County will be handled by a Judge who sits in the Family Part of the Chancery Division of the Sussex County Superior Court.  The Presiding Judge of the Morris and Sussex County Family Part is the Honorable Maritza Berdote Byrne, P.J.F.P. whose chambers can be contacted at 973-656-3944.  The Sussex County Family Part also has the Children in Court Unit, with court staff dedicated to managing DCP&P cases that can be contacted at 973-579-0616. Click here for more information on the Sussex County Family Court.


There is one Division of Child Protection and Permanency local offices in Sussex County, New Jersey.  The Newton Local office is located at 20 East Clinton Street, Newton, NJ  07860 and can be contacted at 973-383-8400.  For more information on the Sussex County DCP&P local office, click here.


Admitting you need help can often be very difficult; however, getting help may be the key to getting DCP&P out of your family’s life.  Whether the Division is involved with your family because of allegations of substance abuse or other parenting issues, there are many resources and family support services including counseling, therapy, and parenting education available to parents in Sussex County from the Sussex County Family Success Center at Project Self-Sufficiency located at 127 Mill Street, Newton, NJ 07860 phone: 973-940-3500.  In addition to the family success center in Sussex 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.


For parents in Sussex County who need substance abuse treatment, addiction services are available through The Center for Prevention and Counseling, located at 61 Spring Street, Newton, NJ 07960, phone: 973-383-4787.  In addition to the substance abuse services in Sussex County, the New Jersey Prevention Network focuses on providing substance abuse and addiction services throughout the State of New Jersey.  Click on the following link for a list of the licensed substance abuse treatment providers in Sussex County.  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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