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The New Jersey Task Force on Child Abuse and Neglect (NJTFCAN) is in but not of DCF.  The purpose of the New Jersey Task Force on Child Abuse and Neglect is to study and develop recommendations regarding the most effective means of improving the quality and scope of child protective and preventative services provided or supported by State government, including a review of the practices and policies utilized by the Child Protection and Permanency (formerly Youth and Family Services) and Family and Community Partnerships (formerly Prevention and Community Partnerships) in the Department of Children and Families.

The Task Force is comprised of volunteer members who are broadly representative of the community, including members who have expertise in the prevention and treatment of child abuse and neglect.   Its 29 members possess a variety of experience ranging from child protection and law enforcement to advocates for children and parents.

Important Updates and Open Public Meeting Information

Due to COVID-19 all meetings are being held virtually.  To attend a NJTFCAN meeting or a meeting of a Subcommittee please contact

Meeting Minutes

September 25, 2020 

June 26, 2020 

March 27, 2020 

December 20, 2019 

March 29, 2019 

January 25, 2019 

November 16, 2018 

September 28, 2018 

July 27, 2018 





Contact the Task Force

New Jersey Task Force on Child Abuse and Neglect
Department of Children and Families
PO Box 711
Trenton, NJ 08625-0711
Phone: 609-888-7919