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Governor Christie signed legislation today that would reorganize the departments responsible for women, children and family programs.
The legislation, A-3101, was sponsored by Assembly Republicans Mary Pat Angelini and BettyLou DeCroce.
“This reform strengthens the critical social services
provides without any impact on those who rely on them,” said Assemblywoman Mary Pat Angelini, R-Monmouth, a member of the Health and Senior Services and Human Services committees. “The Department of Children and Families will be able to better focus its services on individuals by treating the child and family in one place.” New Jersey
The Department of Children and Families will be reorganized by transferring the Division on Women from the Department of Community Affairs to the DCF and transferring services for children less than 21-years-old to DCF.
“This will enhance critical programs for women facing domestic violence, child abuse and sexual assault,” Assemblywoman BettyLou DeCroce, R-Morris,
and Essex, a member of the Assembly Women and Children Committee. “This streamlined approach will make these vital programs more efficient and effective.” Passaic