Registering Children in Out-of-Home Placements for School
The Department of Education (DOE) and the Department of Children and Families (DCF) have continued to build upon the collaborative partnership formed through New Jersey’s implementation of the Child Welfare Reform Plan in 2004. Two of the primary agencies serving children- NJDOE and NJDCF- serve to promote the efficient and prompt registration of children into school when those children enter out-of-home placement.
Information on school registration of children in out-of-home placement has been published in an easy-to-understand brochure that has been updated and distributed to public schools throughout New Jersey as well as to case managers of children receiving services from the Division of Youth and Family Services (DYFS) and Child Behavioral Health Services. Resource families and other out-of-home caregivers will also receive a copy of the brochure.