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The Institutional Abuse Investigation Unit (IAIU) is a child protective service unit that investigates allegations of child abuse and neglect in out-of-home settings such as foster homes, residential centers, schools, detention centers, etc. IAIU consists of a Central Administrative Office and five Regional Investigative Offices.

The investigative staff responds to allegations of institutional child abuse/neglect in their assigned region. After the investigation is completed, a final report is issued within 60 days of the initial report. Each appropriate entity is notified of the findings of the investigation to enhance its ability to promote safety for the children in care, and minimize the likelihood of future child maltreatment in the setting.

Central Office IAIU

50 East State Street
P.O. Box 717
Trenton, NJ 08625
Greta Marie Anderson, Director


Regional Offices

Northern Regional IAIU

(covers Warren, Sussex, Hunterdon, Morris, Passaic & Bergen)
100 Hamilton Plaza, 9th Floor
Paterson, NJ 07505
Regional Supervisor, Julio Escobar

Metro Regional Office

(covers Essex & Hudson)
7 Glenwood Avenue, 2nd Floor
East Orange, NJ 07017
Regional Supervisor, Lina Gaza

Central Regional Office

(covers Union, Somerset, Middlesex & Monmouth)
The DCF Professional Center
30 Van Dyke Avenue
New Brunswick, NJ 08901
Regional Supervisor, Lori Saggese

Western Regional Office

(covers Mercer, Burlington, Camden, Gloucester)
3131 Princeton Pike, Bldg. 6, Suite 112
Lawrenceville, NJ 08648
Regional Supervisor, Diane M. Ward

Southern Regional Office

(covers Salem, Cumberland, Atlantic, Cape May, Ocean)
275 North Delsea Drive
U.S Route 47
Vineland, NJ 08360
Regional Supervisor, Alfa Cerda