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Division of Family Development

The Division of Family Development (DFD) provides leadership and supervision to the public and non-profit agencies that deliver financial assistance and critical safety net services to individuals and families in New Jersey.

Among the programs within this agency are Work First New Jersey/Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (WFNJ/TANF) and WFNJ/General Assistance (WFNJ/GA) – the two programs that make up the state’s welfare program; NJ SNAP; Child Support services and Child Care services.

The agencies responsible for administering DFD programs are: the county and municipal welfare agencies and One-Stop Career Centers for Work First New Jersey; the county welfare agencies for NJ SNAP; Child Care Resource and Referral Agencies (CCR&Rs) for child care subsidies; and county welfare agencies, court and probation offices, and DFD for child support.

Individuals can self-screen for many of the programs supported by DFD at or can get more information about many of the programs through a number of Toll-Free Hotlines.

Division Budget: +/- $3.9 billion state/federal program budget
Director: Natasha Johnson
Division Staff: +/- 400

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Contact Information

Division of Family Development
P.O. Box 716
Trenton, NJ 08625-0716

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