New Jersey Division of Child Protection and Permanency, Division of Child Protection and Permanency, Investigative Unit

New Jersey Division of Child Protection and Permanency

Investigative Unit

Division of Child Protection and Permanency, Investigative Unit

The Division of Child Protection and Permanency, DCP&P (formerly the Division of Youth and Family Services, DYFS), is New Jersey’s child protection and child welfare agency within the Department of Children and Families. Its mission is to ensure the safety, permanency and well-being of children and to support families.  DYFS is responsible for investigating allegations of child abuse and neglect and, if necessary, arranging for the child’s protection and the family’s treatment.