WHAT IS THE
FEDERAL MONITOR'S REPORT?
Since 2004, New Jersey has been under a federal court order to reform its child protection system. On November 4, 2015, the federal court approved a Sustainability and Exit Plan (SEP), which allowed DCF to direct its focus on quality and outcomes.
Reports are released to the Honorable Stanley Chesler of the U.S. District Court of New Jersey and the public approximately every six months by federal court monitor Judith Meltzer.