Division of Child Protection & Permanency

Child Protection and Permanency (CP&P) is New Jersey's child protection and child welfare agency.

Child Abuse Hotline (State Central Registry) receives all reports of child abuse and neglect 24/7. Reports requiring a field response are forwarded to the CP&P Local Office which investigates.

Service(s) include:

  • Investigates allegations of child abuse and neglect and, if necessary, arranges for the child's protection and the family's treatment.
  • Contracts with community-based agencies to provide families with counseling services, daycare, parenting skills, and treatment.

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