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PLEASE NOTE: This is NOT a DYFS office. Use the following link to contact the New Jersey Division of Child Protection and Permanency (DCP&P), formerly DYFS.
Department of Children and Families Practice Group (DCF)
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  • Christian Arnold
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  • Erin O'Leary
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The DCF Practice Group, headed by the Assistant Attorney General in Charge of DCF Matters, consists of four sections which provide representation to the Department of Children and Families (DCF) in cases where DCF is seeking supervision of abused and neglected children or is seeking termination of parental rights. DCF DAsG frequently appear in court. This Group also provides representation at the Office of Administrative Law in DCF's administrative cases, advice to various units in DCF, on issues such as licensing and employment and represents DCF in defending the Children's Rights Inc. lawsuit, among other things. The four sections are organized geographically: DCF-North; DCF-Central; DCF-Essex; and DCF-South.

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