What is a Permanency Hearing? 

July 13, 2020

Having a child removed from the home can be traumatizing. Though, every situation is different, the New Jersey’s Division of Child Protection and Permanency (DCPP) can come to a house after a complaint of suspected child abuse or neglect and remove the child from the custody of the parents. This can lead to a chain… Read More »

DCPP Visitations During the COVID-19 Pandemic

June 22, 2020

The coronavirus pandemic has affected everyone’s health, jobs, businesses, and lifestyles, impacting almost every aspect of daily living. Whether it is working from home, wearing a mask, or having to sanitize workplaces, daily life has changed dramatically. What makes it difficult is that there is so much information and misinformation out there, and people are… Read More »

How Can You Appeal a DCPP/DYFS Finding?

June 8, 2020

Families across New Jersey could be visited or investigated by the New Jersey Division of Child Protection and Permanency (DCPP), previously known as DYFS. DCPP/DYFS cases can be frightening for parents, traumatizing for children, and you may feel as though the state has not acted in good faith when investigating your case. What Are the… Read More »

COVID-19 is Affecting Child Endangerment

May 28, 2020

Many areas in the state of New Jersey are among the worst COVID-19 hotpots in the nation. The pandemic has affected many aspects of life, including the risk of child endangerment. Child endangerment carries serious penalties in New Jersey. If you are a parent or are otherwise responsible for the care of a child, it… Read More »

How is COVID-19 Increasing Child Abuse Claims?

May 14, 2020

Staying safe during the COVID-19 pandemic may require that you stay home, and in some cases, work from home. Victims of child abuse often had a short reprieve when they went to school, and may have received assistance from social workers, school counselors, teachers, and administrators. COVID-19 has taken this safety net away. Victims must… Read More »

Does Home Intrusion From DCPP Violate Civil Rights?

April 29, 2020

New Jersey’s Division of Child Protection and Permanency (DCPP) is the agency responsible for ensuring children’s safety. It partners with community-based agencies to provide services, such as counseling, parenting skills classes, substance abuse treatment, foster care, and residential placement. DCPP investigates accusations ofchild neglect and abuse in order to determine the best course of action,… Read More »