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NJ Chafee Plan

The New Jersey Department of Children and Families (DCF) Office of Adolescent Services (OAS) is responsible for the administration of the John H. Chafee Foster Care Program for Successful Transition to Adulthood, a federal initiative, administered by states, to help current and former foster care youth to achieve self-sufficiency.  States and tribes submit their multi-year plans to the federal Administration for Children & Families, which in turn awards grants to assist with education, employment, financial management, housing, emotional support and assured connections with caring adults for older foster youth who are aging out of the system.

Below, you will find New Jersey’s proposed Chafee plan for 2020-2024.  As part of the federal review, the plan must be made available for public comment for a period of thirty (30) days.  If you would like to offer public comment to provide input and feedback on the direction of New Jersey’s efforts to support foster youth, please email us at

NJ Chafee Plan

NJ Education and Training Voucher (ETV) Plan 

Table 1 - Chafee Services and Eligibility  
Table 2 - Youth in Care (ages 14 - 17)
Table 3 - Youth in Care (ages 18 - 21)

Youth Advisory Network (YAN) Theory of Change (TOC) 

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Monthly Foster and Subsidy Checks

Payment Information Center 

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Rule Proposals





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Recodification of all Department Rules from Title 10 of the New Jersey Administrative Code to New Title 3A 

49 N.J.R. 98(a)

Take notice that, the Department of Children and Families (Department) was created by the Department of Children and Families Act, N.J.S.A. 9:3A-1 et seq. (the Act), effective July 1, 2006. The Act transferred all functions, powers, and duties of the Office of Children's Services in the Department of Human Services to the newly-created Department of Children and Families. N.J.S.A. 52:27D-43.9a transferred the Division on Women from the Department of Community Affairs to the Department of Children and Families, effective June 29, 2012. The Department of Children and Families requested, and the Office of Administrative Law agreed to permit, the administrative recodification of the Department's rules from Title 10, Human Services, to the newly created Title 3A, Children and Families, of the New Jersey Administrative Code. These recodifications, along with attendant technical changes to the rule text concerning cross-references, agency names, addresses, etc., are effective January 3, 2017, and shall be manifested in the New Jersey Administrative Code beginning with the 01-03-17 Code Update and continuing until all chapters are so recodified. It is anticipated that approximately two to four chapters will be recodified with each Code Update produced. The table below sets forth the Title 10 chapters being recodified along with their chapter headings and new Title 3A codification. Several chapters will be proposed for amendment to update terminology as determined necessary by the Department at a later time. This notice of administrative changes is published in accordance with N.J.A.C. 1:30-2.7.

Click here for all Department regulations.


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Notice to Providers Regarding Fraud Prevention

Sandy Fraud Prevention and Notice 


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Proposed Amendment to New Jersey Medicaid State Plan for Health Home Services in Mercer County

Click HERE for public notice regarding proposed amendment to New Jersey Medicaid State Plan for health home services in Mercer County.


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