ACNJ calls for increased transparency more funding to protect littlest victims

Posted on October 10, 2017

A few weeks ago, NJ Advance Media reported the heartbreaking story of Jojo, an infant who suffocated in his sleep while sharing a bed with four other family members. This case raises the question of transparency and accountability by the Division of Child Protection and Permanency (CP&P), the agency charged with protecting children from abuse or neglect. Learn more.
The findings from this story have now prompted gubernatorial candidates Kim Guadagno and Phil Murphy to consider reversing a Christie-era measure that  limits the public disclosure of details in child death or near death cases. ACNJ strongly objected to this rule four years ago.
Show your support for New Jersey’s littlest victims. Send tweets to the gubernatorial candidates, telling them that transparency and adequate funding are key in ensuring the safety and well-being of our most vulnerable children.

The state is moving forward with a plan to end federal oversight of its child welfare system. Since 2004, the Department of Children and Families has made progress in reforming its child welfare system, but more work is needed and funding is key. Tweet the gubernatorial candidates today!

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