Should I Cooperate with DCPP?

August 21, 2019

For parents facing an investigation from the Division of Child Protection and Permanency (DCPP), the experience can be incredibly frightening. They likely fear the fallout of saying or doing the wrong thing, worried their children will be removed and placed in a foster home. Unfortunately, some DCPP workers use that fear to their advantage, intimidating… Read More »

What is a Mandated Reporter?

August 14, 2019

A mandated reporter is an adult professional who is required by law to report suspected child abuse or neglect to the authorities at the Division of Child Protection and Permanency (DCPP) or to law enforcement officials. Mandated reporters refer to those individuals who work closely with children on a regular basis, such as teachers, school… Read More »

Signs of Abuse and Neglect

August 7, 2019

Child abuse and neglect are defined as any form of intentional harm or failure to provide food, shelter, clothing, or medical attention to a child under the age of 18 years old. Parents and caregivers are legally responsible to provide for the needs of the children in their care, and to ensure that they are… Read More »

Responsibility of a Teacher to Report Child Abuse

July 31, 2019

The job of being a teacher is a multi-faceted one. Not only does a teacher need to instruct curriculum, but they often act as parents, nurses, and counselors. In addition to educating students, a teacher must be vigilant in assessing the needs of each student. When a teacher suspects that a child may be at… Read More »

What is a Child Safety Protection Plan?

July 17, 2019

A Child Safety Protection Plan is a legal document created by the Division of Child Protection and Permanency (DCPP) that outlines conditions and requirements caregivers and parents must meet to prevent further investigation or removal of a child from the home. The plan allows a child at risk to remain in the home while DCPP… Read More »

How Can DCPP Affect Child Custody?

July 10, 2019

Child custody issues can be overwhelming, especially when allegations or investigations into child abuse or neglect are part of the equation. Child custody agreements can be affected when DCPP is involved in the family situation. Parents dealing with past or present child abuse charges need to enlist the counsel of an experienced and knowledgeable DCPP… Read More »