How does Division of Child Protection and Permanency (DCP&P) collaborate with the CAC partners?

The Division of Child Protection and Permanency, DCP&P, formerly known as DYFS, exists to ensure safety, wellbeing, and permanency of children.

They represent an organization focused on the investigation of child abuse and neglect. The Division offers services for stabilization and reunification toward the overall well-being of families with children at-risk of maltreatment in and outside the home environment.


Child Protection & Permanency has contracts with community-based agencies throughout the state to secure services for children and families. These include counseling, in-home and in community treatment services, and foster care or residential placement. But no other contract allows for the co-location of an investigative unit as the Child Advocacy Center provides. This unit, with Investigators from all 6 local offices, meet to share case updates within the Multidisciplinary Team and case conferences.