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New Jersey Department of Children and Families Policy Manual

 

Manual:

CP&P

Child Protection and Permanency

Effective Date:

Volume:

X

Forms

Chapter:

A

Forms

12-17-2012

Subchapters:

1

Forms

Issuance:

26.80

CP&P Form 26-80, Court Report

 

 

Click here to view or print CP&P Form 26-80.

 

WHEN TO USE IT

 

The form is used to document the status of a case at the time of Periodic Court Reviews. It provides essential information for the court. Complete the form in NJ SPIRIT.

 

HOW TO USE IT

 

The CP&P Form 26-80, Court Report can be accessed through NJ SPIRIT Desktop > Create > Casework > Select CP&P Form 26-80 from the Court and Legal drop-down.

 

Note:  This form does not pre-fill. Information can be cut and pasted from the CP&P Form 26-81, Family Summary/Case Plan.

 

The complete form must be approved and signed by the CP&P Worker and Supervisor.

 

The CP&P Form 26-80 may also be accessed through the on-line Forms Manual via the policy link on the NJS Desktop.

 

TIPS FOR COMPLETING THE FORM

 

If the court event is a compliance review, complete the first seven questions only.

 

The NJS version of the CP&P Form 26-80, has page breaks between questions 7, 8 and 9. Print only the appropriate pages needed.

 

If the court event is a permanency hearing, complete the additional question # 8, along with subsections A, B, and C, regarding the permanency goal.

 

If the court event is for a post-termination case, complete question #9, regarding post termination, along with subsections A through F.

 

Attach the certification page, signed and dated by the Worker and Supervisor, and complete a cover letter, including the docket number and caption, with a list (cc), naming all the persons/attorneys who have been sent a copy of the report.

 

Send the Court Report to the DAG assigned to the case for his or her review. After DAG review, the CP&P Worker sends the report to the Judge hearing the case.

 

DISTRIBUTION

 

Original

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Court

 

Copy

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DAG

 

Copy

-

Law Guardian

 

Copy

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CPRB

 

Copy

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Parent(s)' Attorney(s)

 

Signed Copy

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Paper Case Record

 

Electronic Version

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NJS Electronic Case Record