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New Jersey DCPP Lawyers at the Law Offices of Theodore J. Baker Provide Experienced Legal Counsel to Those Accused of Child Neglect

What Are the Leading Causes of Child Neglect?

January 13, 2022

Child neglect is tragic and can have lifelong consequences. In the United States, about five children each day die from maltreatment, according to Childhelp. In over 80 percent of cases, a parent is the one mistreating their child, and in most cases, the perpetrator is someone who knows the child. In New Jersey, the law… Read More »

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Who Has to Report Child Abuse or Neglect?

December 30, 2021

Mandated reporting refers to the obligation to report suspected child abuse or neglect. Some people in certain professions may be required by law to file a report if they suspect or know that child abuse is taking place. These people are referred to as mandated reporters, such as doctors, nurses, day care workers, police officers,… Read More »

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Do the Holidays Cause an Increase in Child Abuse?

December 13, 2021

This time of year, television shows often feature family get-togethers in beautiful vacation homes. However, many people do not have the kind of holiday that is portrayed in popular culture. They may have difficult relationships with family members and financial and time constraints that make the holiday season particularly difficult. The stress of the holidays… Read More »

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Can the DCPP Mandate a Psychological Evaluation?

December 1, 2021

The New Jersey Division of Child Protection and Permanency (DCPP) exists to support families and ensure the well-being and safety of their children. The DCPP is required to investigate any allegations of child abuse and neglect that are reported to them. In the course of an investigation, the DCPP may mandate a psychological evaluation of… Read More »

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What Is the DCPP’s Process for Taking a Case to Court?

November 8, 2021

Being investigated by the New Jersey Division of Child Protection and Permanency (DCPP) can be a daunting and emotional time. The process has many steps, beginning with an investigation. It is always a good idea to consult with a lawyer if the DCPP pays you a visit. You have rights under the law, but you… Read More »

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What Are My Rights as a Parent When Being Investigated by the DCPP?

October 29, 2021

The New Jersey Division of Child Protection and Permanency (DCPP) is the agency that investigates allegations of child abuse and neglect. The DCPP will usually investigate any allegation referred to the division within 24 hours, but in cases where harm is feared to be imminent, it could be within just a few hours. While many… Read More »