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Child Welfare FAQs

Child Welfare FAQs What is child abuse/neglect? What if I think a child is being abused or neglected? Should I report it? How do I report suspected child abuse/neglect? Can I remain anonymous if I report child abuse/neglect? What is the state’s responsibility in protecting children? What happens after an investigation? What are Court-Appointed Special […]


This timeline shows some of the highlights from ACNJ’s record of success in advancing new laws and policies that help children grow up safe, healthy and educated. 1978 – Child Placement Review Act. New Jersey was the second state to mandate independent review of cases of foster children. 1979 – Children in Detention and Shelter […]

About Us

Who We Are Children can’t vote. They have no political influence. They can’t tell our state leaders what they need. That’s why we’re here. Advocates for Children of New Jersey (ACNJ) works with local, state and federal leaders to identify and implement changes that will benefit New Jersey’s children. Our work results in better laws […]