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 »

Unsuitable Living Conditions for Children

March 4, 2020

Parents and guardians of young children are required to provide for the children’s basic needs. These needs are part of providing adequate living conditions to support their health and safety. If they do not, they are putting those children in danger, which could threaten their custody arrangement. In extreme cases, it could involve criminal penalties.… Read More »

Child Endangerment and Criminal Charges

February 26, 2020

An allegation of child endangerment is a serious charge brought against a parent or caregiver who is accused of placing a child in a dangerous situation. Child endangerment has the potential to cause harm or death to a child in one’s care. The harm involved can be either physical or mental, and the endangerment can… Read More »

Discipline versus Abuse

February 19, 2020

Parents have the right to appropriately discipline their children. They do not have the right to abuse them. However, in the heat of the moment when the parent is angry and unable to control themselves, crossing the line between discipline and abuse may occur. Discipline teaches the child the difference between what is right and… Read More »

What is a Child Protection Policy?

February 13, 2020

A child protection policy is a blueprint for schools, state, and federal agencies, and other organizations to keep children safe. It includes detailed policies and practices staff should follow to create a safe environment for children to thrive free from emotional or physical abuse. An effective child protection policy addresses the following: Guidelines for Appropriate… Read More »