Resources and FAQs

Child abuse and neglect

Any person having reasonable cause to believe a child has been subjected to abuse or neglect, including while in institutional settings such as child care centers, schools, foster homes and residential treatment centers, should immediately report the information to the State Central Registry (SCR). This is a toll-free, 24-hour, seven-days-a-week hotline.

Child Abuse Hotline (State Central Registry)
1-877 NJ ABUSE (1-877-652-2873)
TTY 1-800-835-5510

Department of Children and Families (DCF)

  • Division of Children's System of Care (CSOC).
    Providers can visit this site for more information on assessments, such as the Strengths and Needs Assessment (SNA), the Crisis Assessment Tool (CAT), additional provider training, and additional CSOC-related information.

Service Code Guidelines

Service planning reference guides and FAQs

Reference guides are training tools to help promote timely delivery of services and reduce the number of service plans being returned to providers due to errors.

Out-of-home treatment resources

Substance use treatment resources