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About the NJ Division of Family Development


The Division of Family Development (DFD) provides leadership and supervision to the public and private agencies that deliver financial aid and support services to individuals and families.

DFD has an operating budget of nearly $1.5 billion for SFY 2015, with the capacity for 398 employees.

DFD oversees a number of programs to support New Jersey residents including Work First New Jersey/Temporary Assistance to Needy Families (WFNJ/TANF) and WFNJ/General Assistance (WFNJ/GA), - which are the state's welfare programs, NJ Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (NJ SNAP, formerly Food Stamps), and Child Care and Child Support services. Work First New Jersey and SNAP are administered by the County Welfare Agencies (CWAs) in each of the 21 counties, and by certain municipal welfare departments. Child care subsidies are administered locally though Child Care Resource and Referral Agencies (CCR&Rs ), and Child Support services are delivered through a cooperative effort involving CWAs, the Administrative Office of the Courts and the Judiciary.

Information on the DFD-supervised programs is available through various Toll-Free Hotlines.


To contact the Division of Family Development:
Division of Family Development
Quakerbridge Plaza, Bldg. 6
P.O. Box 716
Trenton, NJ 08625-0716






Updated: 03/04/15

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