Posted on July 13, 2020
Housing Survey – Please respond!
The New Jersey Child Placement Advisory Council (NJ CPAC, or CPAC) is a board of court-appointed and trained New Jersey volunteers dedicated to the timely and appropriate permanent placement of all children and youth living in foster care.
ACNJ helped CPAC develop a survey to gather information related to housing from community organizations that serve children and families. The objective of the survey is to examine how to better coordinate efforts to prevent and address homelessness, particularly of families, children and youth in our state. While many community organizations are temporarily closed due to COVID-19, staff from some organizations are working remotely. If you have or had any involvement in housing issues during or prior to the COVID-19 shutdown, please complete the survey.
Every NJ CPAC executive board member also volunteers on a county Child Placement Review (CPR) board. CPR boards are composed of court-appointed and trained volunteers who review all out-of-home placement cases to help ensure that children do not remain in placement for an unnecessarily extended period. Each county has at least one CPR board. For more information about CPR boards in your county, visit www.njcpac.org.
The New Jersey Child Placement Advisory Committee recently released its annual report for court year 2018-2019, which includes data from the courts, the Department of Children and Families and other government sources to measure the performance of the child welfare and protection system pertaining to children in foster care, and makes recommendations for improvement. Read the report here.