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 »

Gabriel Fernandez Story

April 23, 2020

Netflix has recently released a documentary series titled “The Trials of Gabriel Fernandez.”  The series attempts to highlight current issues related to the Division of Child Protection and Permanency (DCPP). The documentary questions DCPP’s ability to monitor and protect abused children. This series depicts the horrific tale of eight-year-old Gabriel Fernandez, who was tortured to… Read More »

Reunification After a Child is Removed

March 23, 2020

As a parent, losing custody of your children can often be a harrowing and traumatic experience for you and your family. The thought of another person or family taking over the responsibility of your child can be overwhelming for most parents. Losing your child under a Division of Child Protection and Permanency (DCPP) investigation does… Read More »

Educational Neglect

March 16, 2020

Individuals caring for children can face an investigation by the New Jersey Division of Child Protection and Permanency (DCPP) under a wide variety of circumstances. Allegations of educational neglect is one basis for the DCPP to become involved in a family situation. Understanding when and how educational neglect can occur is an important part in… Read More »

Unsuitable Living Conditions for Children

March 4, 2020

Parents and guardians of young children are required to provide for the children’s basic needs. These needs are part of providing adequate living conditions to support their health and safety. If they do not, they are putting those children in danger, which could threaten their custody arrangement. In extreme cases, it could involve criminal penalties.… Read More »

Child Endangerment and Criminal Charges

February 26, 2020

An allegation of child endangerment is a serious charge brought against a parent or caregiver who is accused of placing a child in a dangerous situation. Child endangerment has the potential to cause harm or death to a child in one’s care. The harm involved can be either physical or mental, and the endangerment can… Read More »