Read the latest news regarding the welfare of New Jersey's most vulnerable children
Latest Federal Monitor Report Shows New Jersey Child Welfare Improving
The latest Federal Monitor Report and Sustainability and Exit Plan reveal that New Jersey is making progress in its efforts to protect our most vulnerable populations involved in the child welfare system, including,for the first time, lowering the number of children who re-enter foster care within one year of returning home. Read more.
Emphasizing the Importance of Family Visits for Children Living in Foster Care
Family visitation is paramount to encourage the best chance for a successful reunification for families involved in the foster care system. ACNJ Legal Intern Sarah Schneider dives into the foster care system and explains why family visits need to continue during the pandemic, and what the New Jersey Department of Children and Families has to say about it. Read her blog to learn more, and to download a fact sheet that details fun and engaging ways to keep families connected while apart.
We Want to Hear From You - Survey on Housing Needs
ACNJ, along with The New Jersey Child Placement Advisory Council, developed a survey to gather information related to housing from community organizations that serve children and families. The objective of the survey is to examine how to better coordinate efforts to prevent and address homelessness, particularly of families, children and youth in our state.