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Celebrating 75 Years

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.

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DCR News, Events & Updates

COVID-19 Notice

DCR has made temporary emergency changes to its processes and procedures during the COVID-19 pandemic including the suspension of in-person services.

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COVID-19 Resources

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

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Youth Bias Taskforce Report

Read the complete Report and Recommendations of the New Jersey Interagency Taskforce to Combat Youth Bias lead by DCR.

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Sexual Harassment Report

Preventing and Eliminating Sexual Harassment in New Jersey (Feb. 2020) – Findings and Recommendations from Three Public Hearings

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About DCR

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

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Know the Law

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

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File a Complaint

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

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Resources

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

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Recent DCR News

AG Grewal: Trump Administration Failed to Produce Data Supporting President’s Claims Linking Affordable Housing and Crime AG Files FOIA Lawsuit Against DOJ, HUD After Records Requests Go Unanswered

For Immediate Release: October 19, 2020 Office of The Attorney General- Gurbir S. Grewal, Attorney GeneralDivision of Law- Michelle Miller, DirectorDivision on Civil Rights- Rachel Wainer Apter, Director For Further Information: Media Inquiries-Lee...

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Youth Bias Task Force Calls for Sweeping Changes to Fight Systemic Racism and Discrimination, As New Report Shows Spike in Bias Incidents in 2019 Nearly 1,000 Bias Incidents Were Reported in NJ in 2019, Up 75% from 2018; Task Force Recommends Mandatory Anti-Bias Education and Other Groundbreaking Reforms

For Immediate Release: October 8, 2020 Office of The Attorney General- Gurbir S. Grewal, Attorney GeneralDivision on Civil Rights- Rachel Wainer Apter, Director For Further Information: Media Inquiries-Lee Moore609-292-4791Citizen Inquiries-609-984-5828      2020...

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