Reporting Child Abuse - New Jersey
Under New Jersey law, any person that knows of or suspects child abuse is required to immediately report such abuse to the New Jersey Division of Youth and Family Services by telephone or otherwise. The statute defines abuse to include physical, mental, and sexual abuse.
Links to the specific sections summarized above, including definitions, in an unofficial version of the Code online, are available as follows:
For more information on reporting child abuse in New Jersey and tips on spotting abuse, visit the Department of Children and Families website at:
To report child abuse, call the New Jersey Child Abuse hotline at:
1-877 NJ ABUSE
 Please note any unofficial sources may not reflect the most current changes in New Jersey law and should not be relied upon.