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  • NJ A1260
  • Requires notification to Division of Child Protection and Permanency upon arrest of child's primary caregiver.
Introduced
(1/27/2016)
In Committee
(1/27/2016)
Crossed OverPassedSignedDead/Failed/Vetoed
2016-2017 Regular Session
The bill requires law enforcement agencies to ascertain if a person placed under arrest is a parent, legal guardian, or caregiver of a child. If the person is a caregiver, the law enforcement agency is to notify the Division of Child Protection and Permanency ("division"), in the Department of Children and Families, of the child's location and the identity of the person entrusted with his or her care. If the child is not in the care of a parent or legal guardian who is not under arrest or in custody, the division would arrange for care of the child. This bill is similar to legislation introduced in New York following the death of four year old Myls Dobson, who was left in an abusive situation after his father was arrested on an unrelated charge.
Human Services
Introduced, Referred to Assembly Human Services Committee  (on 1/27/2016)
 
 

Date Chamber Action Description
1/27/2016 A Introduced, Referred to Assembly Human Services Committee
Date Motion Yea Nay Other
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