1. Under the law, DYFS is required to investigate all claims and allegations of child abuse and neglect.
  2. A federal law (ASFA) mandates that DYFS resolves your case quickly.
  3. Not every DYFS investigation leads to removal of children.
  4. However, if your children are removed – if possible, DYFS will try to place your children with family members first.
  5. Even if DYFS removes your children, the usual goal is to ultimately reunite you with your children.
  6. Your DYFS caseworker is supposed to work with you to make a plan about how you can participate in DYFS services.
  7. You have a right to be kept informed about your case.
  8. You have a right to an attorney if DYFS removes your children against your will.
  9. You can go to court to protect your legal rights.
  10. Your children have rights too!  

About teperlaw

I am an attorney practicing family law, immigration and wills and estate planning. You can find out more about me and my firm by visiting my website at: www.teperlaw.com 106 W. Franklin Ave. Pennington, NJ 08534 (609) 737-3030
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