Category: Child Protection

Register: Webinar on Family First Prevention Services Act Hosted in Partnership with NJDCF

In 2018, the federal government enacted the Family First Prevention Services Act to begin to shift federal support for child- and family-serving systems towards proactive, prevention-oriented services and supports, which are available to all families, regardless of their status within their jurisdiction’s child protective services agency. New Jersey has long been a leader in prevention-oriented […]

Watch the Recording – ACNJ/DCF Fall Virtual Forum

Facebook Twitter Linkedin On October 18th, Advocates for Children of New Jersey and the New Jersey Department of Children and Families hosted the 2022 Virtual Fall Forum. Attendees received updates on the latest news and data regarding the Department’s efforts, and learned about forthcoming opportunities to further assist New Jersey children and families to be […]

Register for the 2022 NJ DCF Fall Forum

Facebook Twitter Linkedin Register for the annual 2022 NJ DCF Fall Forum, hosted in partnership by Advocates for Children of New Jersey and the New Jersey Department of Children and Families. Attendees will receive updates on the latest news and data regarding the Department’s efforts, and learn about forthcoming opportunities to further assist involved children […]

Blog: Poverty Alone Does Not Mean Abuse

Posted 9/19/2022 By Esther Thomas, ACNJ Legal Intern, Summer ’22 Facebook Twitter Linkedin Over the past several years, those working on child abuse and neglect cases have raised public awareness concerning the overrepresentation of children of color involved with child protective services. This is not just an issue in New Jersey – it is a […]

Safe Babies Court Team Approach is Working in NJ: Time to Expand

Posted 9/16/2022 By Mary Coogan, ACNJ Vice President The hard work and commitment of those involved in New Jersey’s child welfare system including Division of Child Protection and Permanency (CP&P) staff, department leadership, attorneys, caretakers, service providers, judges, court staff and court volunteers has resulted in a steady and significant reduction in the number of […]