NJ Department of Children and Families

About NJ Department of Children and Families

The New Jersey Department of Children and Families is the state’s first Cabinet-level agency devoted exclusively to serving and supporting at-risk children and families. It is made up of about 6,600 staff who are focused on and committed to assisting and empowering residents to be safe, healthy and connected.

This is done with an array of evidence-based, family-centered programs and services that are provided through a robust network of community providers using work-practices that incorporate racial equity, are healing centered and utilize a protective factors framework.

Collectively, the DCF and its partners are working to: increase kinship placements and family connections; prevent maltreatment and promote strong families; integrate consumer voice in all programs and services; cultivate a culture of accountability; maximize federal revenue; provide an integrated and inclusive system of care for youth; safeguard staff and promote professional satisfaction.

DCF is comprised of the following divisions and offices:

Central Office of Administration

Division of Child Protection and Permanency

Division of Children’s System of Care

Division of Family and Community Partnerships

Division On Women

Office of Adolescent Services

Office of Communications/Legislative and Public Affairs

Office of Education

Office of Family Voice

Office of Licensing

Office of Performance Management and Accountability

Office of Training and Professional Development

The Institutional Abuse Investigation Unit


Policy Intern

June 2019 - August 2019 Trenton, NJ
“Great supervisor, hands-on, exposure to a variety of tasks”

Recruitment Intern

May 2018 - July 2018 Trenton, NJ
“I really enjoyed working with the Recruitment unit in Human Resources. It allowed me to experience what it is like working in HR as well as working for a government agency. Everyone was very welcoming and kind and willing to teach me things.”
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