NJ Children's System of Care (CSOC)

(877) 652-7624

The New Jersey Children's System of Care (CSOC) is a division with the New Jersey Department of Children and Families (DCF).   The foundational philosophy of all System of Care partners is the Wraparound/Child Family Team.  The Wraparound approach is used to provide voluntary services to youth ages 5-21 with mental, emotional, behavioral, developmental, intellectual, and substance abuse challenges and their families at no cost to the family regardless of income or insurance status. 

There are four key partners of the Children's System of Care; these partner services are in each county throughout the State and include:

Most fundamental to the Children's System of Care (CSOC) 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 any 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, behavioral, developmental, intellectual, and substance abuse needs.

CSOC partners are committed to providing these voluntary services at NO COST TO FAMILIES in a family driven, community-based environment that builds on the family's unique strengths, values, voice and resources.

To access services through NJ's Children's System of Care (CSOC) call 1-877-652-7624. This is a single point of entry, 24/7 toll-free access line that connects you to PerformCare, the Contracted System Administrator (CSA) for the Children's System of Care. 

The parent/guardian must make the call to PerformCare to ask for assistance.  Professionals may help the parent/guardian in making the call. Teachers, Social Workers, Clinicians, Medical Personnel, Pastors, and others involved with the child or family can suggest that the parent contact CSOC.  The helping person can also assist the parent/guardian through a conference call. The parent/guardian must be willing to speak to the Care Coordinator and agree to the CSOC assessment process.

 For more information about Perform Care visit: http://www.performcarenj.org/index.aspx.

Age Groups
  • Children
  • Adolescents
Community Services
Family & Support Services
Health Services
Behavioral / Mental Health
Crisis / Safety
Intellectual and Developmental Needs
Medical
Payment Options
  • Free
  • Medicaid
  • State Funding
  • System of Care (CSOCI Medicaid / FlexFunds)
Language Spoken
  • American Sign Language (ASL)
  • Arabic
  • Spanish
Areas Served
  • Bergen County
  • State-Wide

Last Updated: 12/12/18