Children with Substantiated/Established Findings of Abuse/Neglect in New Jersey

Change Indicator

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Note: Non-consecutive years appear adjacent in the trend line
because one or more years have been deselected.

Definitions: Number and percentage of child abuse/neglect investigations that are substantiated. Based on the number of children reported to be victims of child abuse/neglect. 

Data Source: New Jersey Department of Children and Families, Child Protection and Permanency

Footnotes: Due to a change in the way in which CP&P conducts investigations of child abuse/neglect in 2005, 2005 data is not comparable to prior or future years. 

Beginning in 2013, the NJ Department of Children and Families added two possible findings of child abuse/neglect investigations: established and not established. Data from 2013 onward includes substantiated and established findings.

Updated 5.1.20.