The report, Number of Children Served, provides the total number of children served by Child Protection and Permanency (CP&P), a division within the New Jersey Department of Children and Families (DCF), as of the last day of the calendar year. It does not include all children served by other entities within DCF.Data Portal Functionality:
The Data Portal allows users to select additional variables to gain further insight into the selected report. In addition, each variable can be further filtered to provide a subset of data within the variable. Data is provided as a table or, when available, a graph.Variable Definitions:
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New Jersey Child Welfare Data Hub. ([Date of Publication]). Number of Children Served. Retrieved on [date] from [URL].Abbreviation Definitions:
APA: American Psychological Association
CP&P: Child Protection and Permanency, a division within the New Jersey Department of Children and Families (DCF)
DCF: New Jersey Department of Children and Families
In order to protect the privacy of children and families represented on this site, data suppression has been activated for the report you requested. When data is less than 10, these values are reported as zero with an asterisk on the chart and are not true zeroes. For suppressed data displayed in the table, these values are displayed as "<10*".
At times, a green triangle is displayed on the graph or a null sign “Ø” is shown in the table. These symbols indicate that no children or cases meet the selected search criteria. Therefore, a percentage cannot be calculated.