New Jersey takes cases child abuse and neglect very seriously. They have an agency known as The Division of Child Protection and Permanency or the DCPP to ensure that every child within the state is living in a safe environment and in suitable conditions. DCPP is a state agency in New Jersey charged with investigating all allegations of child abuse and neglect. DCPP workers are available 24/7 to conduct investigations on an as-needed basis. The DCPP operates a child abuse hotline that is open 24/7, 365 days a year, where anyone who suspects there may be allegations or instances of child abuse and neglect are obligated to report it. It is actually a violation of the law in New Jersey for a person to believe child abuse and neglect is occurring or has occurred and not report it.

DCPP reaches investigatory conclusions for each and every referral of child abuse or neglect that they received. The division can conclude that there was child abuse or neglect or that there might have been risks to a child or that the allegation is completely unfounded. If you have any questions or have any concerns regarding an investigation of child abuse and neglect you should consult an attorney who specializes in that area.

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