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New Jersey DCPP Lawyers at the Law Offices of Theodore J. Baker Can Help You if You Are Facing Charges of Child Abuse .

What Are the Types of Charges for Child Abuse in New Jersey?

March 28, 2022

The state of New Jersey has strict laws to protect children from abuse and neglect, and when an adult who bears responsibility for the well-being of a child fails to provide for them or exposes them to harm, criminal charges may be brought against them. The New Jersey Division of Child Protection and Permanency (DCPP)… Read More »

Moorestown DCPP Lawyers at the Law Offices of Theodore J. Baker Can Help You if You Have Been Accused of Child Neglect.

Is Leaving a Child Home Alone Considered Neglect?

March 14, 2022

In New Jersey, no law specifies an age at which a child can be left alone. Every child and family situation is different. Some 10-year-olds are more mature than 13-year-olds. Parents know their children best and if they are mature enough to be left alone or with siblings. They need to decide this in the… Read More »

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Can I Sue the DCPP?

February 28, 2022

The New Jersey Division of Child Protection and Permanency (DCPP) is the agency charged with investigating allegations of child abuse and neglect. They are obligated to investigate reports of abuse and neglect immediately and take this responsibility very seriously. Naturally, for the families that have DCPP case workers show up at their doorstep, the process… Read More »

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What Are Possible Results of a DCPP Investigation?

February 14, 2022

Any allegations of child abuse or neglect reported to the New Jersey Division of Child Protection and Permanency (DCPP) must be investigated. When the process concludes, the DCPP must declare the result of their investigation, known as the finding. While the investigation process can be intimidating and overwhelming for parents facing allegations, understanding the meaning… Read More »

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Can the DCPP Inspect My Home?

January 26, 2022

The New Jersey Division of Child Protection and Permanency (DCPP) is responsible for investigating child abuse and neglect allegations. They must begin investigating a claim within 24 hours of receiving it and conclude their research within 60 days. A 30-day extension is available if needed. Anyone with a reasonable cause can bring a complaint to… Read More »

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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 »