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New Jersey Department of Children and Families Policy Manual

 

Manual:

CP&P

Child Protection and Permanency

Effective Date:

Volume:

II

Intake, Investigation and Response

Chapter:

C

Initial Response

8-23-2005

Subchapter:

6

Investigative Findings

Issuance:

200

Time Frames for Findings Determinations

 

Timeframes for Findings Determinations        8-23-2005                 

 

New Jersey Administrative Code requires that CP&P make a determination of investigation findings for each CPS report received within 60 calendar days of SCR assigning the intake to the Local Office for response.

If CP&P is continuing efforts to confirm credible information at day 60, however, code permits extensions to be granted in increments of 30 days.  Extensions require the approval of the Local Office Manager or his or her designee.

To comply with code, agency policy indicates that the determination of investigation findings shall be made within 60 calendar days of State Central Registry assigning the CPS report to the Local Office for response.  Good cause for extensions can be approved by the Casework Supervisor, acting as the LO Manager's designee, as explained in policy at CP&P II-C-5-125, Good Cause to Extend Investigations Beyond 60 Calendar Days.