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What Is the DCPP’s Process for Taking a Case to Court?

November 8, 2021

Being investigated by the New Jersey Division of Child Protection and Permanency (DCPP) can be a daunting and emotional time. The process has many steps, beginning with an investigation. It is always a good idea to consult with a lawyer if the DCPP pays you a visit. You have rights under the law, but you… Read More »

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What Are My Rights as a Parent When Being Investigated by the DCPP?

October 29, 2021

The New Jersey Division of Child Protection and Permanency (DCPP) is the agency that investigates allegations of child abuse and neglect. The DCPP will usually investigate any allegation referred to the division within 24 hours, but in cases where harm is feared to be imminent, it could be within just a few hours. While many… Read More »

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Does the DCPP Need Permission to Talk to My Child?

October 14, 2021

The Division of Child Protection and Permanency (DCPP) investigates allegations of child abuse and neglect and may arrange for child protection and family support services as needed. The DCPP must begin an investigation of child abuse or neglect on the same day it is reported or within 24 hours. In New Jersey, doctors and police… Read More »

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What are the Reports Used in a DCPP Investigation?

September 27, 2021

The New Jersey Division of Child Protection and Permanency (DCPP) is responsible for investigating allegations of child abuse and neglect. When a report of abuse or neglect is made, the DCPP is obligated to open an investigation within 24 hours. The child and parents or caregivers must be interviewed, as well as any person who… Read More »

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Does Child Abuse Increase When School Starts?

September 14, 2021

The start of a new school year can be exciting, but it can also be hectic and even traumatic for some students and their families. While many families look forward to this time, others are unable to deal with the changes and added stress. Unfortunately, this can lead to higher rates of child abuse and… Read More »

Child’s Education

Will My Child’s Education Continue in Out-of-Home Placement?

August 26, 2021

In New Jersey, the Division of Child Protection and Permanency (DCPP) can remove children from their parents’ care if it finds evidence of child abuse or neglect. When a child is removed from their home, they most likely will enter the foster care system. Some children are placed with a relative or kin. These new… Read More »