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What Are Collateral Contacts in the DCPP Case?

December 11, 2023

In New Jersey, the Division of Child Protection and Permanency (DCPP) is a state agency responsible for protecting children – it investigates reports of child abuse and neglect. Its representatives collect information from household members and others who were in contact with the child. The DCPP uses terms you might be unfamiliar with, like “collateral… Read More »

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Can Anger Issues Open a Case by the DCPP?

November 20, 2023

Anger is a valid emotion that everyone experiences at some point. It would not be normal to continually suppress feelings of anger or never express anger when it is justified. However when anger surfaces and results in explosive outbursts that cannot be controlled, there is a risk that others may come to harm. There are… Read More »

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How Do I File a Complaint Against the DCPP?

October 16, 2023

The Division of Child Protection and Permanency (DCPP) is the New Jersey state agency responsible for keeping children safe from abuse and neglect. Formerly known as DYFS, it is housed within the New Jersey Department of Children and Families (DCF). The DCPP is obligated to investigate every allegation of child abuse and neglect within 24… Read More »

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Should Teachers Report Child Abuse and Neglect?

September 13, 2023

New Jersey requires all adults, including teachers, to report any suspected child abuse or neglect. Teachers are mandated by law and Department of Education regulations to report child abuse and neglect if they have reasonable cause to believe a child is being abused by a parent or caregiver. This is known as “mandated reporting.” All… Read More »

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What Is the Interstate Compact on the Placement of Children?

August 14, 2023

Understanding the Interstate Compact on the Placement of Children (ICPC) is crucial when a child is adopted or placed across state lines. The ICPC is a statutory agreement that governs the placement of children in the United States throughout all 50 states, the District of Columbia, and the U.S. Virgin Islands. It protects children by… Read More »

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Can Medical Records Be Released in Child Abuse Cases?

July 17, 2023

An investigation starts whenever a report of alleged child abuse or neglect is reported to the New Jersey Division of Child Protection and Permanency (DCPP). During the process, the agency’s representative must gather certain information, sometimes including medical records. State child protective agencies like the DCPP gather and maintain specific information about the investigated cases.… Read More »