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DCF supports various programs and services for adolescents and young adults including housing, life skills, mentoring, employment/training, educational support, youth advocacy, and healthcare.


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Resource Guides

These guides provide youth with valuable resources that will help their transition into adulthood, please click on link below.

Helping You Transition to Adulthood: Resources for New Jersey's Youth  

DCF's Office of Adolescent Services Adolescent Resource Guide

Helpful Links

Transitions for Youth (TFY)
TFY is a program that utilizes a positive youth development framework to address the various needs of youth transitioning to adulthood. TFY serves youth involved in foster care, juvenile justice and the mental health systems.

New Jersey Youth4Youth
This Web site is created by youth and for youth involved with any New Jersey state agency that serves young people, such as DCP&P (formerly DYFS), CSOC (formerly DCBHS) and the Juvenile Justice Commission.


Contact Us

DCF Office of Adolescent Services
PO Box 717
Trenton, NJ 08625-0717