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The New Jersey Department of Children and Families (DCF), Office of Adolescent Services (OAS) administers and supervises the implementation of the State’s Chafee program and plan.  OAS works in partnership with the DCF’s, Division of Child Protection and Permanency (CP&P) to implement the Chafee program in all 21 counties across the state.  DCF believes a standalone advisory group is needed to inform, guide and track progress in the execution of the Chafee program.  As such, the Statewide Chafee Advisory Group was created to provide leadership and ongoing support and feedback for the implementation of the Chafee program.  The Chafee Advisory Group includes DCF staff and external stakeholders with varying expertise and experience that will contribute to a thoughtful and comprehensive implementation of the 2020-2024 Chafee Plan. 

This page will be updated regularly with new information. Please note that until final recommendations are issued, all ideas and suggestions in the meeting summaries are for consideration, only. To submit relevant and constructive thoughts or insight to the Chafee Advisory Group, please email dcf_adolescentservices@dcf.nj.gov. 

Chafee Meeting Notes

December 9, 2021
Chafee Advisory Group Meeting Agenda  
Chafee Advisory Group Meeting Minutes  


May 10, 2021
Chafee Advisory Group Meeting Agenda  
Chafee Advisory Group Meeting Minutes  


February 8, 2021 
Chafee Advisory Group Meeting Agenda  
Chafee Philosophy Reference: Youth Thrive  
Chafee Philosophy Reference: Healing Centered Engagement   
Chafee Philosophy Reference: Race Equity  


November 6, 2020 
Chafee Advisory Group Meeting Agenda  
Chafee Advisory Group Meeting Minutes  


August 5, 2020
Chafee Advisory Group Meeting Agenda  
Chafee Advisory Group Meeting PowerPoint Slide  
Chafee Advisory Group Meeting Minutes  


February 7, 2020
Chafee Advisory Group Meeting Agenda  
Chafee Advisory Group Meeting PowerPoint Slide  
Chafee Advisory Group Meeting Minutes  


December 12, 2019
Chafee Advisory Group Meeting Agenda  
Chafee Advisory Group Meeting PowerPoint Slide  
Chafee Advisory Group Meeting Minutes