dcpp permission

Does the DCPP Need Permission to Talk to My Child?

October 14, 2021

The Division of Child Protection and Permanency (DCPP) investigates allegations of child abuse and neglect and may arrange for child protection and family support services as needed. The DCPP must begin an investigation of child abuse or neglect on the same day it is reported or within 24 hours. In New Jersey, doctors and police… Read More »

DCPP Investigation

What are the Reports Used in a DCPP Investigation?

September 27, 2021

The New Jersey Division of Child Protection and Permanency (DCPP) is responsible for investigating allegations of child abuse and neglect. When a report of abuse or neglect is made, the DCPP is obligated to open an investigation within 24 hours. The child and parents or caregivers must be interviewed, as well as any person who… Read More »

Child Abuse School

Does Child Abuse Increase When School Starts?

September 14, 2021

The start of a new school year can be exciting, but it can also be hectic and even traumatic for some students and their families. While many families look forward to this time, others are unable to deal with the changes and added stress. Unfortunately, this can lead to higher rates of child abuse and… Read More »

Child’s Education

Will My Child’s Education Continue in Out-of-Home Placement?

August 26, 2021

In New Jersey, the Division of Child Protection and Permanency (DCPP) can remove children from their parents’ care if it finds evidence of child abuse or neglect. When a child is removed from their home, they most likely will enter the foster care system. Some children are placed with a relative or kin. These new… Read More »

Teachers Report Abuse

How Should Teachers Report Child Abuse or Neglect?

August 9, 2021

Teachers play a significant role in a child’s education, but they can also recognize the signs of child abuse and neglect. Teachers have a responsibility to report suspicions of child abuse. Teachers are also trained on how to report the abuse. Other staff, such as school administrators, must know the signs and how to report… Read More »

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Lindenwold Daycare Worker Arrested for Attempted Murder of 1-Year Old

August 5, 2021

A daycare worker in Lindenwold has been arrested for assaulting a 1-year old and is accused of attempted murder. Workers at the daycare, Forever Young Child Care Learning Center on Chews Landing Road, witnessed the incident and were able to remove the child from the accused worker, Maggie Fruit, 21, who had worked at the… Read More »