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The DCF Office of Advocacy assists the Department in its mission to keep New Jersey families safe, healthy and connected by providing information and responding to the concerns of parents, youth, foster parents and others involved with DCF services.

Constituents with inquiries, concerns or questions can reach the Office of Advocacy by calling the toll free number, 1-877-543-7864, Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Constituents also may email us at or click HERE and the Office of Advocacy will respond. Staff in this office work directly with liaisons in each DCF Division and Office to ensure the timely resolution of constituent issues and concerns.

The Office of Advocacy gathers feedback and identifies issues and trends to help DCF work in collaboration with its partner agencies to improve services to children and families.  We do this through our interaction with the Office of Performance Management and Accountability, governmental leaders and agencies, partners, families and the community.

Order our brochure from the DCF Publications page HERE.