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The below links provide non-profit organizations with information on working with the Department of Children and Families (DCF). These resources include available funding opportunities, policy and guidance documents and training opportunities.

Sexual Abuse Safe-Child Standards

DCF has decided to endorse these important Safe-Child Standards and plans to incorporate them into our grant-making process and existing contracts in the renewal period beginning in July 2014.  These standards represent best practices and are aspirational for any organization serving children and youth.  Please click on the following link to review the Prevent Child Abuse New Jersey (PCA NJ) Sexual Abuse Safe-Child Standards.

Click HERE for the Sexual Abuse Safe-Child Standards


Funding Opportunities

Requests for Proposal, Information and/or Qualifications

DCF Contracting Information
On this page, you can find policy manuals, forms and other information related to contracting with our Department.

Email Us
If you would like to be included on an email announcing funding opportunities, contact us at


New Jersey Partnership to Prevent Child Sexual Abuse is Accepting Applications from Local Coalitions to Add One New Site to the Enough Abuse Campaign, to Mobilize a Community-Wide Effort to Prevent Child Sexual Abuse in New Jersey
For more information click on the link to access the Invitation Letter.

Prevent Child Abuse-New Jersey Community Invite


DCF Comprehensive Course Catalog

On July 1, 2012, DCF will embark on the next phase in the implementation of its Case Practice Model (CPM), the cornerstone of the child welfare reform effort in New Jersey, by beginning to extend the training model to our Family Preservation Service Providers (FPS).

We anticipate that this will allow for an expanded level of teaming among DCF staff and FPS providers where a strength-based and shared decision-making approach is fundamental. As part of this change, we will also now extend the Department’s full catalog of continuing education courses, which are available to DCF staff, to our FPS through the Departments’ Training Academy.

We look forward to this next phase in our practice change efforts as we believe this will enhance our ability to respond to the needs of children and families we serve.

As we embark on this exciting transition, staff from the Training Academy will contact you to ensure that you are provided appropriate access, and specific information and instructions to allow you and your staff to register.  For many of you who already take advantage of DCF courses, you will find that the process to register will remain the same.  However, we are mindful that you may have questions or need to be refreshed. Thus, we hope that this will aid you in your training plans moving forward.

If you have additional questions, comments or concerns, please contact the Child Welfare Training Academy at 609-341-5600.