Division of Child Protection & Permanency Grant

Post BA Certificate in Child Advocacy and Policy

The Division of Child Protection and Permanency (DCPP) offers a grant for DCPP staff to complete the Post BA Certificate in Child Advocacy and Policy through the Center for Child Advocacy at Montclair State University.

Students will complete 5 Graduate Courses, either on campus or online, in (3) continuous semesters:

  • CHAD 501 Introduction to Child Advocacy
  • CHAD 502 Child Abuse and Neglect
  • CHAD 503 Current Social Issues
  • CHAD 504 Children and Justice
  • CHAD 505 Forensic Interviewing of Children

Courses are offered as follows:

Fall Semester (Sept.-Dec.) Spring Semester (Jan.-May) Summer Session (May-Aug.)
CHAD 501 CHAD 504 CHAD 503
CHAD 502 CHAD 505  


If you are employed by DCPP and would like to apply you may contact:

Celeste Pouncy
Interoffice address:
New Jersey Child Welfare Training Academy
CC 967

Email: celeste.pouncy@dcp.state.nj.us
Telephone: 732-448-6316

Complete and submit the following documents:

Document Submit to:
PBA Application Instructions  
PBA Application Interoffice to Celeste Pouncy
Objective Statement Interoffice to Celeste Pouncy
DCPP Educational Agreement Interoffice to Celeste Pouncy
Current Resume Interoffice to Celeste Pouncy
Letters of Recommendations (2) Interoffice to Celeste Pouncy
Official Transcripts (bachelor's and graduate)
Transcript Instructions
Jacqueline Catalano
Montclair State University
Center for Child Advocacy
1 Normal Avenue, Dickson Hall RM 301
Montclair, NJ 07043

Final Audit form

to obtain the Certificate you must file this form

Jacqueline Catalano via fax 973-655-4088

To be submitted by Feb. 15th

Any questions, please contact Jacqueline Catalano via email or phone: 973-655-4188.