New Jersey Department of Human Services

The New Jersey Department of Human Services (DHS) is the largest state government agency in New Jersey, serving about 1.5 million New Jerseyans. DHS serves seniors, individuals and families with low incomes; people with developmental disabilities, or late-onset disabilities; people who are blind, visually impaired, deaf, hard of hearing, or deaf-blind; parents needing child care services, child support and/or healthcare for their children; and families facing catastrophic medical expenses for their children.[1] There is a New Jersey Department of Human Services Police.

Department of Human Services
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Agency overview
JurisdictionNew Jersey
HeadquartersTrenton, New Jersey
Agency executive
  • Carole Johnson, Commissioner


DHS consists of eight major divisions:[2]

  • Commission for the Blind & Visually Impaired (CBVI)
  • Division of Aging Services (DoAS)
  • Division of the Deaf and Hard of Hearing (DDHH)
  • Division of Developmental Disabilities (DDD)
  • Division of Disability Services (DDS)
  • Division of Family Development (DFD)
  • Division of Medical Assistance & Health Services (DMAHS)
  • Division of Mental Health and Addiction Services (DMHAS)

Allocated within DHS and operate administratively as units within it but are directed by a governing body:

  • Catastrophic Illness in Children Relief Fund (CICRF)
  • Office on Autism
  • Office for the Prevention of Developmental Disabilities (OPDD)

Offices performing administrative functions:

  • Office of Legal Affairs (OLA)
  • Office of Program Integrity and Accountability (OPIA)
  • Office of Licensing (OOL)
  • Office of Contract Policy and Management (OCPM)
  • Office of Information Systems (OIS)

See alsoEdit


  1. ^ admindhs. "Department of Human Services - About DHS". Retrieved 6 January 2018.
  2. ^ admindhs. "Department of Human Services - Divisions & Offices". Retrieved 6 January 2018.

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