The Department of Children and Families licenses and regulates child care centers in New Jersey. Child care centers serving six or more children under the age of 13 arerequired by State law to be licensed.
NJ Adopt has information about adopting a child in New Jersey.
NJ Fostercare has information about becoming a foster parent in New Jersey.
Child support payment information can be accessed online.
The Office of Child Support within the Department of Human Services deals with child support.
Information about where to obtain copies of New Jersey vital records, such as birth, death or marriage certificates, is available at the Vital Records Information Web page. Applications for certified copies of vital records can be downloaded in pdf or Word formats from the Department of Health.
NJ FamilyCare provides information that will help you determine whether you qualify for low-cost or no-cost health insurance. You can also fill out an online application or view frequently asked questions.
Child Protection and Permanency, CP&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.
New Jersey law authorizes the Division of State Police to make available on the Internet information about certain sex offenders required to register under Megan's Law.
To report child abuse in New Jersey, call 1-877 NJ ABUSE (TDD/hearing impaired: 800-835-5510). Find more information about how and when to report child abuse/neglect.