Posted Monday, June 4th, 2012

The Morris County Department of Human Services, in conjunction with the New Jersey Department of Children and Families, is conducting a comprehensive online needs assessment for at-risk children and families in Morris County.

The survey, which can be found at, must be completed by youth and families who are under the New Jersey Division of Youth and Family Services supervision, regardless of whether the children reside at home, in out-of-home placement settings or have been referred to prevention programs, said Shelia D. Carter, Human Services Coordinator in the Morris County Department of Human Services.

Morris County is also requesting that service providers as well as community members complete the survey and share the link with others, whether they have an involvement with DYFS or not, Carter said.  She noted the survey is anonymous and no personally identifying information is requested or collected.

Survey results and existing county level data and stakeholder information will be reported to the New Jersey Department of Children and Families to use for service planning, delivery and policy development, Carter said.

All responses must be received by Saturday June 30, 2012.

Additional information may be obtained by contacting Carter at (973) 285-6851 or [email protected].