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What Is a Family Team Meeting?

July 9, 2024

Family team meetings play a pivotal role for families dealing with the New Jersey Department of Child Protection and Permanency (DCPP). These meetings aim to ensure the well-being of children while involving parents and other key individuals in creating a roadmap for reunification and stability. Understanding what a family team meeting entails can provide a… Read More »

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Can Sibling Rivalry Be Considered Abuse?

June 3, 2024

There are times when siblings do not get along. On rare occasions, it could cross the line to create dangerous conditions for one or both of them. Sibling rivalry could be considered abuse in certain circumstances. In that event, New Jersey’s Division of Child Protection and Permanency (DCPP) may become involved in a case. Depending… Read More »

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Family Reunification After Accusations of Child Abuse

May 21, 2024

Having your children taken from you is one of the most challenging experiences that you can endure. As a parent, you have legal rights, even if your children are not in your home. If your children have been placed in foster care, you will undergo periodic evaluations, where caseworkers may determine whether your children can… Read More »

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Who Can Qualify as Mandated Reporters?

April 10, 2024

Some people have a legal obligation to report certain types of child abuse to the authorities. These people act as professionals who are often the first line of defense against abuse. Not only do they have a professional obligation to report abuse, but they may also get in legal trouble if they fail to do so.… Read More »

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Can Grandparents Obtain Custody in a DCPP Case?

March 26, 2024

In New Jersey, the Division of Child Protection and Permanency (DCPP – formerly the DYFS) must investigate every reported allegation of child abuse and neglect and, if necessary, arrange for the child’s protection and the family’s treatment. This may sometimes include temporarily putting a child under the grandparents’ care. If the DCPP finds a parent unfit… Read More »

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Can You Go to Jail for Leaving a Child Home Alone?

February 21, 2024

In the hustle and bustle of modern parenting, circumstances might arise where leaving a child home alone feels like the only feasible option. However, understanding the laws surrounding such a decision is crucial to prevent inadvertent legal ramifications. The Legal Age for Children to Stay Home Alone in New Jersey New Jersey has no definitive… Read More »