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Contact the Office of Communications and Public Affairs

The New Jersey Department of Children and Families is committed to openness and accountability to the residents of New Jersey through engagement with local, State and national media.  If you are a member of the media and have a question for the Department, please contact the NJ DCF Office of Communications and Public Affairs via email at:

A member of the Department's Communications team will respond to your inquiry.

Please note that, as a result of New Jersey state and federal rules around the confidentiality and privacy of individual cases, NJ DCF cannot confirm or deny involvement with a family, and cannot provide case-specific information, except in certain circumstances as outlined under the federal Comprehensive Child Abuse Prevention and Treatment Act (CCAPTA) around child fatalities resulting from abuse or neglect.  For de-identified information regarding rates of abuse and neglect in New Jersey, please visit the NJ Child Welfare Data Hub.