New Jersey Division of Child Protection and Permanency v. K.N. and K.E. (A-10/11-14; 074161)
The Family Part had the authority to determine that the child’s best interests were served by his continued placement with a relative not licensed as a
resource family parent under the Act. The Family Part
did not have the authority to compel the Division to pay financial assistance under the Act to a relative not licensed as a resource family parent. Accordingly, the Appellate Division’s judgment is affirmed as to those determinations. Because the Division returned Tommy to the care and custody of his mother, the Appellate Division’s remand to the Family Part is dismissed as moot.