NJ Division of Youth and Family Services (DYFS) – Who are they?


In February of 2012, the New Jersey Division of Youth and Family Services (DYFS) was renamed to the Department of Child Protection and Permanency (DCPP).  The Department, which is a part of the Division of Children and Families (DCF), is responsible for ensuring the well-being, safety, and permanency of children, as well as, supporting the family with the goal of reunification in the case where the child(ren) have been removed from the home.  In addition, the Bergen County DCPP/DYFS is responsible for investigating allegations of child abuse, child neglect, and child endangerment.

Understanding the NJ DYFS/DCPP Process

In the state of New Jersey, any person who may have justifiable cause that a child has been the victim of child abuse, neglect, and/or endangerment is required to report the matter to the State Central Registry’s hotline. The State does not obligate any person to provide proof  in order to anonymously report an alleged act of child abuse, neglect, and/or endangerment. Once a report/allegation has been made, a case-worker from the local Bergen County DCPP office will initiate an investigation. If you or someone you know has been contacted, and/or interviewed by a case-worker, we strongly encourage that legal advice be sought from a NJ DYFS defense attorney, such as Ken Grossman Law.


Proficient Legal Advocacy for Parents facing DYFS Investigations

We are committed to representing parents who have had their parental right rights terminated in DYFS actions. Let us help you prove to the court that you are undoubtedly a responsible, caring, loving parent, and your children are well provided for while in your care. If you have lost your most treasured people to you – your children – based on allegations of abuse or neglect then don’t delay in seeking our help. We are here to help you, without judgement and with the most utmost sensitivity.

Our family law attorneys have extensive experience handling NJ child abuse DYFS cases involving the Division of Child Protection.  We will help you navigate through the Bergen County child welfare court system, communicate throughout each stage of your case, and ensure you are always aware of all realistic results. We will advise on immediate steps that need to be taken for a favorable outcome given the individual and specific circumstances of individual NJ DYFS defense cases. Indeed, we can aggressively represent you in the fight to get your children back and make your family complete again.

Contact Grossman Law today to schedule your free case evaluation and speak with a Bergen County family attorney.