How To Refer a Child for Behavioral Health Services

There is a single point of entry to the Childrens System of Care (CSOC)
Call 1-877-652-7624
This is a 24/7 toll-free access line that connects you to
the Contracted System Administrator (CSA) also known as PerformCare

The New Jersey Department of Children and Families (DCF) Children's System of Care (CSOC) serves children and adolescents with emotional, behavioral and developmental health care challenges and their families. The (CSOC) is committed to providing these services based on the needs of the child and family in a family driven, community-based environment.

Most fundamental to the Childrens System of Care is its emphasis on the family or caregiver as playing a central role in the health and well being of children. CSOC involves families throughout the planning and  service delivery process in order to create a system that values and promotes the advice and recommendations of the family, a system that is friendly to families and one which provides them the tools and support needed to create successful life experiences for their children with emotional and behavioral challanges.

Parents that are experiencing concerns abot their children's behavioral or emotional challanges are ecouraged to contact the Children's System of Care. (The parent/guardian of the youth must make the call) Teachers, Social Workers, Clinicians, Medical Personnel, Pastors, and others involved with the child or family can suggest that the parent contact CSOC. Services are voluntary. Parents/Guardians must agree to an in-home assessment to see what services would be most appropriate for the family.