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New Jersey Department of Children and Families Policy Manual




New Jersey Administrative Code

Effective Date:



Children and Families



Regulatory Documents


Date: 8.14.2018



Notice of Administrative Changes



Notice of Administrative Changes


Recodification of all Department Rules from Title 10 of the New Jersey Administrative Code to New Title 3A


49 N.J.R. 98(a)


Take notice that, the Department of Children and Families (Department) was created by the Department of Children and Families Act, N.J.S.A. 9:3A-1 et seq. (the Act), effective July 1, 2006. The Act transferred all functions, powers, and duties of the Office of Children's Services in the Department of Human Services to the newly-created Department of Children and Families. N.J.S.A. 52:27D-43.9a transferred the Division on Women from the Department of Community Affairs to the Department of Children and Families, effective June 29, 2012. The Department of Children and Families requested, and the Office of Administrative Law agreed to permit, the administrative recodification of the Department's rules from Title 10, Human Services, to the newly created Title 3A, Children and Families, of the New Jersey Administrative Code. These recodifications, along with attendant technical changes to the rule text concerning cross-references, agency names, addresses, etc., are effective January 3, 2017, and shall be manifested in the New Jersey Administrative Code beginning with the 01-03-17 Code Update and continuing until all chapters are so recodified. It is anticipated that approximately two to four chapters will be recodified with each Code Update produced. The table below sets forth the Title 10 chapters being recodified along with their chapter headings and new Title 3A codification. Several chapters will be proposed for amendment to update terminology as determined necessary by the Department at a later time. This notice of administrative changes is published in accordance with N.J.A.C. 1:30-2.7.