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COVID-19 is Affecting Child Endangerment

May 28, 2020

Many areas in the state of New Jersey are among the worst COVID-19 hotpots in the nation. The pandemic has affected many aspects of life, including the risk of child endangerment. Child endangerment carries serious penalties in New Jersey. If you are a parent or are otherwise responsible for the care of a child, it… Read More »

How is COVID-19 Increasing Child Abuse Claims?

May 14, 2020

Staying safe during the COVID-19 pandemic may require that you stay home, and in some cases, work from home. Victims of child abuse often had a short reprieve when they went to school, and may have received assistance from social workers, school counselors, teachers, and administrators. COVID-19 has taken this safety net away. Victims must… Read More »

Does Home Intrusion From DCPP Violate Civil Rights?

April 29, 2020

New Jersey’s Division of Child Protection and Permanency (DCPP) is the agency responsible for ensuring children’s safety. It partners with community-based agencies to provide services, such as counseling, parenting skills classes, substance abuse treatment, foster care, and residential placement. DCPP investigates accusations ofchild neglect and abuse in order to determine the best course of action,… Read More »

Gabriel Fernandez Story

April 23, 2020

Netflix has recently released a documentary series titled “The Trials of Gabriel Fernandez.”  The series attempts to highlight current issues related to the Division of Child Protection and Permanency (DCPP). The documentary questions DCPP’s ability to monitor and protect abused children. This series depicts the horrific tale of eight-year-old Gabriel Fernandez, who was tortured to… Read More »

Reunification After a Child is Removed

March 23, 2020

As a parent, losing custody of your children can often be a harrowing and traumatic experience for you and your family. The thought of another person or family taking over the responsibility of your child can be overwhelming for most parents. Losing your child under a Division of Child Protection and Permanency (DCPP) investigation does… Read More »

Educational Neglect

March 16, 2020

Individuals caring for children can face an investigation by the New Jersey Division of Child Protection and Permanency (DCPP) under a wide variety of circumstances. Allegations of educational neglect is one basis for the DCPP to become involved in a family situation. Understanding when and how educational neglect can occur is an important part in… Read More »