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Family Preservation Services

What we do

FPS provides intensive, in-home, crisis intervention & family education to families who have a presenting crisis where their children are at risk of abuse, neglect, or out-of-home placement; or to families whose children are scheduled to be reunified within 30 days; or to resource parents who need assistance to stabilize the children in their family’s care.

Program Goals

Program Features

Quick Response & Intensive Services

Initial visits with the family are conducted within 24 hours of referral, and families receive 5 to 20 hours of direct face to face contact each week, with no less than 3 sessions per week.

Immediate Accessibility

Families can contact FPS staff 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

Family Centered & Strength Based

Services are designed to engage all family members, to empower them, and to build on their strengths.

Goal Directed & Skill Based Interventions

In partnership between the family, Department of Child Protection & Permanency (DCP&P), and FPS, the goals are developed to address the problems that led to crisis, and skills are taught in positive ways to improve family functioning. Services provided by FPS include:

Time Limited & Thorough Follow Up

Families receive 4 to 8 weeks of intensive service, and receive a follow up call at 3, 6, and 12 months after completion of the FPS intervention.

Referral Process

Direct referrals from the community are not accepted. New Jersey Department of Child Protection & Permanency (DCP&P) is the only referring agency for FPS. DCP&P Local Office will screen referrals for appropriateness.

The Criteria for FPS: