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Each Committee/subcommittee is chaired by a member of the Task Force and includes public and private community-based organizations, and representatives of various State departments.

Protection Committee

This committee analyzes state laws, policies, procedures and case practice. On the basis of this analysis, recommendations for change are made. The committee provides training and works with State departments, agencies, CP&P (formerly DYFS), law enforcement and the courts to implement the recommendations for improvement in the child protection system.

Meeting Minutes:

December 14, 2022

September 21, 2022

March 16, 2022  

December 15 2021  

September 15, 2021  

June 16, 2021     

March 17, 2021    

September 9, 2020  

June 10, 2020     


Prevention Committee

This committee mobilizes citizen and community groups in the development of prevention projects and model community support systems.

NJ Statewide Prevention Plan - Priorities and Strategies 
2022 - 2025 Statewide Prevention Plan

New Jersey Standards for Prevention Programs
New Jersey Standards for Prevention Programs: Building Success through Family Support

Supporting Strong Families and Communities in New Jersey
Supporting Strong Families and Communities in New Jersey: Preventing Child Abuse & Neglect, 2014 - 2017

Meeting Minutes:

September 1, 2022

March 3, 2022  

December 2, 2021

September 2, 2021  

June 3, 2021  

March 4, 2021  

December 3, 2020  

September 29, 2020  


Staffing and Oversight Review Subcommittee

Under the legislation establishing DCF, the Staffing and Oversight Review Subcommittee will assume the responsibilities of CP&P Staffing and Outcomes Review Panel.  The subcommittee shall review staffing levels of Child Protection and Permanency in order to develop recommendations regarding staffing levels and the most effective methods of recruiting, hiring, and retaining staff within the division. 

Meeting Minutes:

March 14, 2023

February 7, 2023

January 10, 2023

November 15, 2022

September 13, 2022

July 12, 2022  

March 22, 2022  

January 11, 2022

November 9, 2021

September 14, 2021  

July 13, 2021  

February 9, 2021  



Communication Committee

The Communication Committee of the NJ Task Force on Child Abuse and Neglect is broadly seen as a vehicle to increase awareness of child abuse and neglect prevention and intervention for the public and for professionals. This may involve outreach via media, presentations, awareness campaigns, and material development. The committee expects to develop projects and promote awareness of the Task Force in partnership with the other Task Force Committees together with DCF.

Meeting Minutes:

February 26, 2019

December 18, 2018

September 11, 2018

June 26, 2018