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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:

October 2, 2019

January 23, 2019

November 14, 2018

May 9, 2018


Prevention Committee

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

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:

May 13, 2019

January 10, 2019

November 1, 2018

July 12, 2018


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:

September 8, 2020  

July 14, 2020  

May 12, 2020  

March 10, 2020  

January 14, 2020

November 12, 2019

September 10, 2019

July 9, 2019


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