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The DCF Office of Adolescent Services (OAS) supports adolescents transition to adulthood, achieve economic self-sufficiency and interdependence, and engage in healthy life-styles by:

  1. Ensuring services provided through the New Jersey Department of Children and Families are coordinated, effective, meet best practice standards, are youth-driven, and adapt to the needs of families and communities,
  2. Developing linkages with other service providers to create a more equitable and seamless service system, and
  3. Providing leadership and policy development in the adolescent services field.