South Jersey DCPP/DYFS Lawyers at the Law Offices of Theodore J. Baker Advocate for Parents Facing Allegations of Unfit Living Conditions.

What Are Unsuitable Living Conditions for a Child?

May 8, 2023

As a parent, you are expected to provide your children with a safe place to live, adequate food that meets their nutritional needs, clean and well-fitting clothing, and the love and support they need to grow and thrive. Unfortunately, due to financial circumstances, spousal abuse, addiction, and other factors, children can be exposed to unfit,… Read More »

South Jersey DCPP Lawyers at the Law Offices of Theodore J. Baker Assist Clients Accused of Child Abuse and Neglect.

The Four Conclusions in a DCPP Investigation

April 10, 2023

When the New Jersey Division of Child Protection and Permanency (DCPP) receives a report of abuse or neglect, a caseworker will investigate the report within 24 hours and has up to 60 days to make a determination, though the agency can request additional time, if necessary. Once the investigation is complete, the case will be… Read More »

New Jersey DCPP Attorneys at the Law Offices of Theodore J. Baker Can Protect Your Rights in DCPP Cases.

Does DCPP Need a Court Warrant?

March 20, 2023

Any officer of the court, whether it be a social worker or police officer, must have a court warrant in order to step through your door in DCPP cases. As with any criminal investigation, evidence of the alleged crime must be presented to a judge, who will then decide whether that evidence contains sufficient probable… Read More »

The South Jersey DCPP Lawyers at the Law Offices of Theodore J. Baker Are Experienced with Child Protection Investigations.

What Questions Will DCPP Ask Me During a Home Visit?

February 13, 2023

A visit from the Division of Child Protection and Permanency (DCPP) can make anyone nervous but knowing what to expect before it happens can make the process less frightening. Formerly called DYFS, or the Division of Youth and Family Services, DCPP is required by law to investigate reports of child neglect or abuse within 24… Read More »

South Jersey DCPP Lawyers at the Law Offices of Theodore J. Baker Help Families Accused of Child Abuse.

What Happens if You Are Falsely Accused of Hitting Your Child?

January 23, 2023

Being falsely accused of anything, especially something as heinous as child abuse, can be an overwhelmingly stressful experience. You may feel helpless and frustrated, particularly if the allegation involves your own family. However, if you respond promptly, there are steps you can take to work through such a trying time. If you have done nothing… Read More »

National Human Trafficking Prevention Month

January 11, 2023

Awareness months are designed to increase the public’s understanding and show support for important topics like breast cancer and Black history. One that has gained more attention recently is National Human Trafficking Prevention Month, which takes place each January. Some organizations refer to human trafficking as “modern slavery” and as you will see, the two… Read More »