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When Do the Police Get Involved with DCPP Investigations?

January 22, 2021

The New Jersey Division of Child Protection and Permanency (DCPP) has the authority to enter a home if the case worker suspects child abuse or neglect. The state and the DCPP takes any allegation of child abuse seriously. Typically, when a person believes a child’s safety is in danger, they will involve the police. When… Read More »

Child Welfare Concerns

January 5, 2021

Parents and caregivers facing allegations of child abuse and neglect by the Division of Child Protection and Permanency (DCPP) may have their parental rights challenged. Although the objective of Title 30 is to protect the child’s best interests, there can be far-reaching implications for everyone involved. The DCPP investigates allegations of child abuse and neglect.… Read More »

Does Child Abuse & Neglect Increase During Holidays?

December 7, 2020

Though families across the country spend the holiday season enjoying the festivities and celebrating, there are some families that dread this time of year.  Amongst the family gatherings and gift exchanges are overwhelming financial difficulties, alcohol or drug usage, and uncontrolled tempers.  The holidays bring families perhaps too close together, where family members and trusted… Read More »

Can Teachers Identify Abuse in Virtual Learning Settings?

November 23, 2020

Virtual learning during the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic has had a major impact on the ability to notice signs of child abuse and neglect. Effectively detecting abuse in virtual learning settings has been challenging for teachers. As schools went online at the beginning of the COVID-19 lockdowns, at-risk students in underserved communities concerned teachers and administrators.… Read More »

How can I Defend Myself Against the DCPP?

November 9, 2020

If a parent is encountering child abuse or neglect allegations, the prospect of going up against a lawyer from the Division of Child Protection and Permanency (DCPP) can be daunting. With the threat of having their child removed from their custody, many defendants are overwhelmed with the entire process. However, a parent facing such accusations… Read More »

What is a Dispositional Hearing?

October 26, 2020

A dispositional hearing takes place toward the end of the legal process when an accusation of child abuse and neglect has been levied against the parents. It is the stage where a judge will decide what steps the parents must take after the hearing. The judge has several options to choose from in this ruling,… Read More »