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 »

Angry father disciplining child's bad behavior with possible spanking.

When Does Discipline Become Child Abuse?

December 29, 2022

Many parents and caregivers use spanking to discipline their children, while others believe that it is a form of child abuse. States like New Jersey might not have specific laws against spanking, but there are also statutes in place that define child abuse. When a parent or caregiver is accused of abusing a child, a… Read More »

Compassionate South Jersey DCPP Attorneys at The Law Offices of Theodore J. Baker Advocate for Parents Navigating a DCPP Investigation.

What Does a DCPP Investigation Entail?

December 12, 2022

Anytime the New Jersey Division of Child Protection and Permanency receives a report of child abuse or neglect they must carry out an investigation within 24 hours of receiving the referral. The DCPP does not need to notify the family being investigated. This can be the start of an intimidating and confusing process for the… Read More »

Moorestown DCPP Lawyers at The Law Offices of Theodore J. Baker Advocate for Parents’ Rights.

What Are My Parental Rights During A DCPP Investigation?

November 28, 2022

 The New Jersey Department of Child Protection and Permanency (DCPP) is the agency responsible for responding to allegations of child abuse and neglect. They have a legal obligation to investigate every report of child welfare concern that comes to them. If you find yourself the subject of a DCPP investigation it is important to know… Read More »