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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:

November 15, 2017

May 17, 2017

March 22, 2017

January 18, 2017


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 3, 2018

March 1, 2018

November 2, 2017

May 4, 2017



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:

May 9, 2017

January 17, 2017

November 22, 2016

September 22, 2016

July 19, 2016


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:

August 22, 2017

February 28, 2017

November 1, 2016

August 16, 2016