background shadows

DCF supports various programs and services for adolescents and young adults including housing, life skills, mentoring, employment/training, educational support, youth advocacy, and healthcare.


NJ Youth Resource Spot

The New Jersey Youth Resource Spot provides information on local resources for youth. Users can search Child Protection and Permanency’s (CP&P) policies, learn how to contact a CP&P worker, and email questions to the Office of Adolescent Services.

Youth can also learn how to determine if they're eligible for Wraparound Funds, the Independent Living Stipend, and more.

Learn more...


LifeSet, A Program of Youth Villages, provides young adults the support and guidance they need to make a successful transition to adulthood. It is one of the largest programs in the United States helping youth formally in foster care and transition-age youth become successful, independent adults.

Learn more...

YARH - Connecting YOUth in New Jersey

The Connecting YOUth Project seeks to end homelessness for New Jersey youth currently or previously involved in the child welfare system and assist their successful transition to adulthood.

Learn more...

Helping Youth Thrive in Placement

DCF is committed to ensuring that children and youth, including those in out-of-home placement, remain connected to people important in their lives and fully participate in their schools, neighborhoods and communities.

Learn more...

New Jersey Foster Care Scholars Program
NJFC Scholars

The New Jersey Foster Care Scholars Program helps youth aging-out of New Jersey’s foster care system afford a college education or career technical certification.

Learn more...

Contact Us

DCF Office of Adolescent Services
PO Box 717
Trenton, NJ 08625-0717