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DCF's Family and Community Partnerships' (FCP) promotes the health, well-being and personal safety of New Jersey's children and families by working together with parents, caregivers, organizations and communities to ensure an effective network of proven support services, public education and community advocacy to prevent maltreatment.

Offices

The Office of Early Childhood Services is responsible for the planning, development, implementation and evaluation of prevention services for families and caregivers of children from pregnancy/birth to kindergarten. OECS provides oversight and technical support to ensure evidence-based practice, ongoing quality improvement, and positive impacts for participants of funded programs. OECS works in close collaboration with local, state and national partners to ensure integration of maternal, parent, infant and early childhood services to promote family health and well-being, and prevent child neglect and abuse.

The Office of School-Linked Services coordinates the School-Based Youth Services Programs, Newark School-Based Health Services and the NJ Child Assault Prevention Project, in order to address the emotional, behavioral, and family problems encounter by children and youth that threaten their safety, well-being, and educational achievement.

The Office of Family Support Services provides leadership, support, and development to communities and family serving organizations in order to identify community strengths, needs, and community-based promising strategies that will improve the accessibility of support programs and improve the community context in which families live.

The Office of Domestic Violence Services works with community stakeholders in an effort to improve and enhance services that are culturally-competent, strength-based, empowering, accessible, and non-stigmatizing to those who voluntarily request these services.

 

Resources

New Jersey Child Abuse and Neglect Prevention Plan 2010-2013 - A Roadmap to Child and Family Well-being


Standards for Prevention Programs: Building Success through Family Support