The Division of Child Protection and Permanency, DCP&P (formerly the Division of Youth and Family Services, DYFS), is New Jersey's child protection and child welfare agency within the Department of Children and Families. Its mission is to ensure the safety, permanency and well-being of children and to support families.
DCP&P is responsible for investigating allegations of child abuse and neglect and, if necessary, arranging for the child's protection and the family's treatment.
The Child Abuse Hotline (State Central Registry) receives all reports of child abuse and neglect 24-hours a day, 7-days a week. Reports requiring a field response are forwarded to the DCP&P Local Office who investigates.
Child Abuse Hotline - (877) NJ ABUSE or 1-877-652-2873
Monmouth Park Corporate Center 1
185 Route 36 West, Building E
West Long Branch, NJ 07764
630 Bangs Avenue
Asbury Park, NJ 07712