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NJ Division on Civil Rights

Learn how to file or respond to a complaint of discrimination, and how to register your organization to receive complaints, through the NJ Bias Investigation Access System (NJBIAS).

Covid-19 Resources

Learn more about your rights and protections against discrimination and bias-based harassment related to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Anti-Racist Statement

Read DCR’s statement and commitment to anti-racist work.

Celebrating 76 Years

NJ Division on Civil Rights

In 1945, New Jersey’s Law Against Discrimination became the first state-level civil rights statute in the country. The Division on Civil Rights is charged with enforcing this law, and with preventing and eliminating discrimination in the state of New Jersey.

Fair Chance in Housing Act
Beginning January 1, 2022 DCR will enforce the Fair Chance in Housing Act. Click here to learn more and review the press release here.

In case you missed the Fair Chance in Housing Act Virtual Event:

FCHA Virtual Event Video Recording
FCHA Additional Resources Document

Multiple Dwelling Reporting Rule
Click here to learn more about the Multiple Dwelling Reporting Rule or to file your report.

Webinars

In case you missed the AAPI or White Supremacy Webinar

YBTF Student Art Exhibit

Don’t forget to take a selfie with a youth civil rights piece that speaks to you, tell us why and tag @CivilRightsNJ #CivilRightsNJ #StopTheHate.

DCR News, Events & Updates

Anti-Racist Statement

Anti-Racist Statement

Read DCR’s statement and commitment to anti-racist work.

Covid-19 Resources

COVID-19 Resources

Learn more about your rights and protections against discrimination and bias-based harassment related to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Civil Rights Trainings

The New Jersey Division on Civil Rights offers interactive trainings aimed at preventing and addressing discrimination through their Education and Training Unit.

See training topics and registration links here.

Statue of Liberty

Immigrants and Refugees

We stand with immigrant and refugee communities. Our division enforces the Law Against Discrimination to protect all NJ residents regardless of immigration status. Learn more here.

Regulations

Learn more about DCR’s proposed changes and finalized changes to regulations.

YBTF Student Competition

NJBIAS

Learn how to file or respond to a complaint of discrimination, and how to register your organization to receive complaints, through the NJ Bias Investigation Access System (NJBIAS).

DCR 75th Anniversary

DCR invites all community members to join us for the virtual #StopTheHate Series.

About DCR

Learn more about the NJ Division on Civil Rights, including what we do and how we can help.

Know the Law

Learn more about your rights under the New Jersey Law Against Discrimination and New Jersey Family Leave Act.

File a Complaint

Learn more about how to file a civil rights complaint with DCR.

Resources

View our library of resources including fact sheets, reports, model policies, and more.

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#DYK on this day in 1964, the 24th Amendment was ratified, abolishing poll taxes in the South used to disenfranchise generations of African American and some poor white voters. #CivilRightsNJ #NoHateInThisGreatState #StoptheHate #StandAgainstRacism

January 23rd is #MaternalHealthAwarenessday! NJ is dedicated to raising awareness of maternal health, safety, and mortality issues. Check out @NJDeptofHealth and their commitment to New Jersey maternity care. https://nj.gov/health/maternal/

The NJ Law Against Discrimination firmly prohibits race discrimination & race-based harassment in most places open to the public. If you believe you are being treated differently on account of your race contact us: http://NJCivilRights.gov| 1-833-NJDCR4U | 711 Relay

Stop by @MAMmontclair between now and February 8th! See artwork from students across New Jersey share their #stopthehate vision. Take a picture with your favorite artwork and tag us at @njcivilrights! #civilrightsnj #nohateinthisgreatstate #standagainstracism

Students always ask WHY. Why is the sky blue, why do I have to learn this? We may not have all the answers, but when it comes to anti-discrimination we are ALL a part of the solution. Visit our website for more info https://conta.cc/3GqUxuT #CivilRightsNJ #StandAgainstRacism

NOW LIVE: Join us for the premiere of the 6th annual National Day of Racial Healing: https://youtu.be/xk7BqnetLMs

By holding conversations about our diverse experiences, we create a space that prioritizes making change in our communities for the better.

#HowWeHeal

The National Day of Racial Healing is dedicated to exploring the ongoing work of #HowWeHeal from the effects of individual and systemic racism. We invite you to join us TODAY for the Sixth Annual National Day of Racial Healing.

http://dayofracialhealing.org/

The 21-Day Racial Equity Challenge by @unitedwayofATL is a powerful opportunity to develop a deeper understanding of how inequity and racism affect our lives. Learn more at: http://wkkf.co/y8h6

#HowWeHeal

Join DCR as we will be participating in the National Day of Racial Healing! Use the hashtag #HowWeHeal and join us as 3pm and catch the live event! https://healourcommunities.org/day-of-racial-healing/2022 #CivilRightsNJ #NoHateInThisGreatState

Today is the 6th annual National Day of Racial Healing. Today is an opportunity to bring ALL people together in their common humanity and inspire collective action to create a more just and equitable world. #HowWeHeal #NoHateInThisGreatState

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