Today, the Center for the Study of Social Policy (CSSP), a national nonprofit working to achieve a racially, economically and socially just society in which all children and families thrive, issued its latest report as the federal monitor of New Jersey’s progress in meeting a court-ordered settlement order resulting from the federal class-action lawsuit Charlie and Nadine H. v. Christie.
The Department of Children and Families (DCF) has now satisfied 44 of the 48 performance measures that are required as part of the court-ordered Sustainability and Exit Plan (SEP) including, for the first time, lowering the number of children who re-enter foster care within one year of returning home. This is a significant accomplishment.
Reports are released to the Honorable Stanley Chesler and the public approximately every six months. The current report covers July to December 2019.
Read the monitor’s latest report.
Read prior reports.