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Family Unification Day Celebration

As part of the annual nationwide American Bar Association Family Reunification effort, Legal Services of New Jersey recently celebrated reunification success stories at its annual event in New Brunswick. This year, however, LSNJ renamed the event “Unification Day” to signify the importance of preventing removals whenever possible and keeping families unified through Division supports and services.

Going forward, LSNJ will honor all types of Division-involved families, those who have successfully reunified with their children as well as those who have been able to remain together without removal.

This year's event was held at the New Jersey Law Center in New Brunswick, NJ, on Thursday June 21, 2018.

Several successfully reunified families from Camden, Burlington, Hudson, Gloucester, Essex, Middlesex, and Passaic counties were honored along with resource parents, social workers, DCPP caseworkers, CASA workers, and attorneys. View the program for more details about the event.


Cannitta’s Story: Surviving, Not Living

This video, produced by Legal Services of New Jersey and presented at the 2018 Family Unification Day celebration, tells the story of one Unification Day Honoree with a special emphasis on this year’s theme—poverty and the child welfare system.

2018 Family Unification Day Videos

Previous Family Reunification Day Videos

Keynote Speeches from Prior Years

For information on National Family Reunification Month: