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Division of Child Protection and Permanency


All reports of child abuse and neglect, including those occurring in institutional settings such as child care centers, schools, foster homes and residential treatment centers, must be reported to the State Central Registry (SCR). This is a toll-free, 24-hour, seven-days-a-week hotline.

Child Abuse Hotline (State Central Registry)
1-877 NJ ABUSE
TTY 1-800-835-5510



Child Protection and Permanency is New Jersey's child protection and child welfare agency within the New Jersey Department of Children and Families. Its mission is to ensure the safety, permanency, and well-being of children and support families. CP&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 reports of child abuse and neglect 24-hours a day, 7-days a week.  Reports requiring a field response are forwarded to the CP&P Local Office who investigates.

After standard business hours, the hotline is linked to a statewide network of Special Response Units that respond to reports.

About reporting child abuse CP&P contracts with community-based agencies throughout the state to provide services for children and families. Services include counseling, parenting skills classes, substance abuse treatment, in-home services, foster care and residential placement. If a child has been harmed or is at risk of harm, CP&P may ask the county family court to place the child in foster care. Foster homes are provided by caring individuals who have completed an extensive licensing program. 



Camden Area Office (#720)
4 Echelon Plaza
201 Laurel Road
Voorhees, NJ 08043
Fax: 856-770-1370