Is Leaving a Child Unsupervised Considered Neglect?

March 30, 2021

The decision to leave a child home alone is not one that parents or caregivers should take lightly. While it may have been a common practice decades ago, the public is now more aware of how dangerous it can be in certain situations. Nowadays, there are laws that prevent parents and caregivers from leaving children… Read More »

Do Parents and Children Have Confidentiality Rights in Child Abuse Cases?

March 15, 2021

Legal information regarding suspected child abuse or neglect tends to be kept confidential by most government entities. Confidentiality serves several purposes, and it also makes it nearly impossible for someone to find out the details about an alleged child abuse case. The most important reason for confidentiality in any child abuse case involves the future… Read More »

What Should I Do if My Child is Placed in Foster Care?

February 24, 2021

The Division of Child Protection and Permanency (DCPP) is an organization that aims to ensure that all children live in stable and secure homes. In the event that a parent is abusive or neglectful, the DCPP may remove the child until an investigation disproves the claims or until the courts decide that reunification is possible.… Read More »

Can I Advance My DCPP Case?

February 9, 2021

The Division of Child Protection and Permanency (DCPP) is an agency that investigates claims of child abuse and neglect. After receiving a referral, the agency initiates an investigation on the child’s parents. This serious accusation could lead to a family losing custody of their child. Due to the severity of the case, it may take… Read More »

When Do the Police Get Involved with DCPP Investigations?

January 22, 2021

The New Jersey Division of Child Protection and Permanency (DCPP) has the authority to enter a home if the case worker suspects child abuse or neglect. The state and the DCPP takes any allegation of child abuse seriously. Typically, when a person believes a child’s safety is in danger, they will involve the police. When… Read More »

Child Welfare Concerns

January 5, 2021

Parents and caregivers facing allegations of child abuse and neglect by the Division of Child Protection and Permanency (DCPP) may have their parental rights challenged. Although the objective of Title 30 is to protect the child’s best interests, there can be far-reaching implications for everyone involved. The DCPP investigates allegations of child abuse and neglect.… Read More »