Let Our Morris County DCP&P Lawyers Be There for You

At the Aretsky Law Group, our Morris County DCP&P lawyers understand the complexities of DCP&P cases and the challenges they present for families. The New Jersey Division of Child Protection and Permanency (DCP&P) plays a critical role in safeguarding the welfare of children across the state. Formerly known as the Division of Youth and Family Services (DYFS), DCP&P is tasked with investigating allegations of child abuse or neglect, providing services to families in crisis, and ensuring the safety and well-being of children in New Jersey. Our Morris County DCP&P attorneys are adept at addressing all of the issues that can be raised with a DCP&P case. You can feel secure knowing you are in good hands with the Aretsky Law Group’s DCP&P Morris County lawyers.

Mission and Responsibilities:

DCP&P operates under the mission to protect children from harm and support families in need. Their responsibilities include responding to reports of child abuse and neglect, conducting thorough investigations, and taking appropriate action to ensure the safety of children. Additionally, DCP&P provides a range of services aimed at strengthening families, promoting stability, and preventing future instances of abuse or neglect.

Investigative Process:

When DCP&P receives a report of suspected child abuse or neglect, they initiate an investigation to assess the safety of the child and the circumstances surrounding the allegation. This process may involve interviews with the child, family members, and other relevant individuals, as well as gathering evidence and assessing risk factors. DCP&P works collaboratively with law enforcement, medical professionals, and other agencies to ensure a comprehensive and timely response. Reports of suspected child abuse or neglect can be made by various individuals, including teachers, doctors, social workers or just concerned citizens. Once a caseworker is assigned to an investigation he or she will typically contact the child and family members to schedule an initial interview. The caseworker will often visit the child’s home to assess the living conditions and safety of the environment. DCP&P will then collaborate with law enforcement, medical professionals, schools and other agencies during the investigation to gather information and coordinate services for the family.

The Morris County DCP&P has two offices located within the county:

Morris East Local Office
Mack-Cali Corporate Center
201 Littleton Road, Lower Level
Morris Plains, NJ 07950
Phone: 973-829-3600
Phone: 800-688-3890

Morris West Local Office
855 Route 10 East
Randolph, NJ 07869
Phone: 973-927-0931
Phone: 800-392-9518

Legal Proceedings:

In cases where DCP&P determines that a child is at risk of harm, they may initiate legal proceedings to ensure the child's safety. This may include seeking court orders for removal of the child from the home, placement in foster care, or implementation of services to address underlying issues within the family. As family law attorneys, we provide representation to parents and caregivers involved in DCP&P cases, advocating for their rights and working towards the best possible outcome for their family.

Collaborative Approach:

At the Aretsky Law Group, we take a compassionate and collaborative approach to our representation, working closely with clients to navigate the legal process and achieve their goals. We specialize in cases involving the Morris County DCP&P as our lawyers have the necessary expertise in family law, juvenile law, and child welfare. We can assist parents in navigating custody and visitation disputes that may arise during or even after DCP&P involvement. We advocate for parents and ensure due process is followed during the investigation. We can also handle appeals of DCP&P decisions related to child welfare matters.

Whether you are facing allegations of child abuse or neglect, involved in a DCP&P investigation, or seeking to reunify with your child, we are here to provide the guidance and support you need every step of the way. Our Morris County DCP&P attorneys work to protect the rights of parents, children, and families involved in these complex legal matters, often navigating both the legal system and the child welfare system. If you find yourself involved in a DCP&P matter, contact us today for your free consultation 201-580-3411.

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