New Jersey DCPP/DYFS Cases
Sound Legal Help in the Toughest of Situations
The New Jersey Department of Children and Families has an agency dedicated solely to the safety and stability of children: the Department of Child Protection and Permanency, or DCPP. Previously known as the Division of Youth and Family Services, DCPP is in charge of investigating reports of abuse and neglect. These services are important. Unfortunately, the sensitive nature of the cases DCPP handles can mean devastation for families—especially if a report of neglect was made out of spite.
The separation of parents and children can be emotionally draining for all involved. We know how important your children are to you. Our New Jersey DCPP attorneys have helped dozens of families just like yours navigate this difficult time and get back to a peaceful life.
DCPP acts in response to allegations. These may be made by a mandatory reporter, such as a teacher, medical care provider, or childcare personnel. They may also be made by other individuals.
When a report is made, DCPP will interview the accused individual and possibly the children involved. In worst case scenarios, DCPP may remove children from a home and place them in foster care. However, there are less drastic alternatives.
DCPP may require families to take part in some form of remediation:
- Parenting classes
- In-home visits
- Substance abuse treatment
Even amid allegations of abuse, you have rights that can’t be ignored. DCPP must follow a particular process, and you should be informed every step of the way.
The rights guaranteed to you mean you can stand up for your family:
- The right to information about why you are being investigated
- The right to a hearing
- The right to suggest a relative to care for your children, rather than foster care placement
- The right to appeal
- The right to a lawyer
A lawyer can ensure evidence, not public opinion, is the chief factor in your case. Our New Jersey family law attorneys are experienced in child abuse allegations and know how to fight to preserve your family. We can help you stand up for the safety and stability of your children.
Don’t take on DCPP alone. Call Warren Law Group, LLC at 856-494-6930 now for a free, confidential consultation.