Establishment and Maintenance of Central Registries for Child Abuse or Neglect Reports - New Jersey

Date: May 2018


Citation: Ann. Stat. § 9:6-8.11

The Division of Youth and Family Services in Trenton shall maintain the central registry.


Citation: Ann. Stat. § 9:6-8.11

The child abuse registry shall be the repository of all information regarding child abuse or neglect that is accessible to the public pursuant to State and Federal law. No information received in the child abuse registry shall be considered as a public record within the meaning of § 47:1A-1 or § 47:1A-5, et seq.


Citation: Ann. Stat. § 9:6-8.10

Reports shall contain, where possible:

  • The names and addresses of the child and his or her parents, guardian, or other person having custody and control of the child
  • The child's age
  • The nature and extent of the child's injuries, abuse, or maltreatment, including any evidence of previous injuries, abuse, or maltreatment
  • Any other information that might be helpful


This issue is not addressed in the statutes reviewed.