Union County NJ DCP&P Information

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The Division of Child Protection and Permanency (“DCP&P”), formerly known as the Division of Youth and Family Services (“DYFS”) has three local offices in Union County: the Union Central Local DCP&P Office in Cranford, the Union East Local DCP&P Office in Elizabeth, and the Union West Local DCP&P Office in Plainfield.   Regardless of which Union County DCP&P local office you are dealing with, the experienced DYFS defense lawyers at the Tormey Law Firm are ready to help defend you and manage the overwhelming situation. DCP&P involvement with your family is difficult to handle on your own and it is important to have a knowledgeable DYFS defense 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.  The Union County DCP&P defense attorneys at the Tormey Law Firm are available to help you get DYFS 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 Union County Family Court, or if you have already been substantiated for abuse or neglect and you want to appeal the finding. Our DYFS defense lawyers represent clients throughout Union County including in Kenilworth, Union Twp., Linden, New Providence, Berkeley Heights, and Scotch Plains. Contact our offices now for immediate assistance at (908)-356-6900. The initial consultation is always provided at absolutely no cost to you.

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DCP&P cases in Union County will be heard at the Union County Superior Court.  The Union County Superior Court is located at 2 Broad Street Elizabeth, NJ 07207, is open from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Mondays through Fridays, and can be contacted at 908-659-4600.  Click here for more information regarding the Union County Superior Court. For directions to the Union County Superior Court, click here.


A Judge who sits in the Family Part of the Chancery Division of the Union County Superior Court will preside over any care and supervision, custody, or guardianship cases in Union County.  The Presiding Judge of the Union County Family Part is the Honorable Lisa F. Chrystal, P.J.F.P., whose chambers can be contacted at 908-659-4717.   The Union County Family Part also has a Children in Court unit in the New Annex Building (located directly behind the main courthouse), with court staff dedicated to DCP&P cases.  The Children in Court unit can be contacted at 908-659-5843.  Click here for more information on the Union County Family Court Children in Court unit.


There are three Division of Child Protection and Permanency local offices in Union County, New Jersey.  The Union Central Local Office is located at 570 South Avenue East, Cranford, NJ 07016 and can be contacted at 908-497-1488; the Union East Local Office is located at 80 West Grand Street, Elizabeth, NJ  07202 and can be contacted at 908-820-3000; and the Union West Local Office is located at the Park Madison Building, 200 West 2nd Street, 4th floor, Plainfield, NJ 07060 and can be contacted at 908-754-0952.  For more information on the Union County DCP&P local offices, click here.


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 Union 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.  If you are in need of family services, the Family Success Centers in Union County are available to help at the Jefferson Park Ministries Family Success Center, 213 Jefferson Avenue Elizabeth, NJ  07201, 908-469-9508; the Plainfield Family Success Center, 209 Berkman Avenue Plainfield, NJ 07060 908-731-4200, ext. 5242; and the Bayway Family Success Center, 688 Maple Avenue Elizabeth, NJ 07201 908-289-0136.  In addition to the family success centers in Union 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 Union County who need addiction services, treatment is available at Prevention Links, 121-125 Chestnut Street Suite 301, 3rd Floor, Roselle, NJ 07203, phone: 732-381-4100.  In addition to the substance abuse services in Union County, the New Jersey Prevention Network focuses on providing substance abuse and addiction services throughout the State of New Jersey.  For more information on the licensed substance abuse treatment providers in Union County, click here.  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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