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DYFS / DCPP Defense

The attorneys at Afonso Baker Archie & Foley provide experienced representation to parents, foster parents, children, caretakers and families involved in all matters brought by the New Jersey Division of Child Protection and Permanency (formerly the Division of Youth and Family Services or DYFS now DCPP). We understand that these matters are emotional and often very complicated.

DYFS DCPP which stands for The Division of Youth and Family Services is a powerful organization that can possibly ruin your life and divide your family. What may have started off as a small incident or a misunderstanding can be blown out of proportion, leading you to be locked “into the system.”

Your best chance of success may depend on the experience of the lawyer you choose and how soon you hire one. Having an aggressive DYFS DCPP lawyer on your side is a beneficial investment as waiting could possibly cost you everything.

Our office has over 100 combined years of experience handling DYFS DCPP matters. Two of our partners, Eric Foley and Ted Baker, are former Deputy Attorney Generals who prosecuted DYFS DCPP cases for many years after completing clerkships for Judges who presided over DYFS cases. In addition, Special Counsel to our office, Octavia Melendez, J.S.C. Ret., is a former New Jersey Superior Court Judge who presided over thousands of DYFS DCPP cases while on the bench. With this kind of experience, our lawyers bring a unique perspective that they bring to representing clients in this area of the law.

There is no greater power or intrusion than the State government interfering with family affairs. If you are subject to NJ DYFS / DCPP interference … we are the only law office in New Jersey to call. With two former DYFS DCPP Deputy Attorney Generals and a former DYFS DCPP Judge .. why call anyone else?

There are many types of abuse or neglect that DYFS DCPP investigates. The presence of any of these activities will enhance their case against you. Call the Law Offices of AFONSO BAKER ARCHIE & FOLEY 24/7 for a DYFS DCPP defense consultation with the best NJ DYFS law firm.

Physical Abuse Charges

Sexual Abuse Charges

Substance Abuse Charges

Failure to Protect Charges

Environmental Neglect Charges

Educational Neglect Charges



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