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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 30 members possess a variety of experience ranging from child protection and law enforcement to advocates for children and parents.

Upcoming Meetings: 

Staffing and Oversight Review Subcommittee (SORS)
September 12, 2023 - 3:30 p.m.- 5:00 p.m.

Protection Subcommittee
September 20, 2023 - 1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.

New Jersey Task Force on Child Abuse and Neglect (NJTFCAN)
September 22, 2023 - 9:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

NJTFCAN Subcommittee on Poverty and Neglect
September 25, 2023 - 1:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.

To attend any of these meetings, please contact



Important Updates and Open Public Meeting Information

To attend a NJTFCAN meeting or a meeting of a Subcommittee please contact

Prior to attending a meeting of the NJTFCAN or a related subcommittee, please review the NJTFCAN Rules for Public Participation.  


Meeting Minutes

December 16, 2022

September 23, 2022

March 25, 2022  

September 24, 2021  

December 17, 2021  

June 25, 2021  

March 26, 2021  

December 18, 2020  

September 25, 2020 

June 26, 2020 

March 27, 2020 


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