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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.

2nd Annual YBTF Student Competition

New Jersey Division on Civil Rights is proud to announce our 2nd Annual Youth Bias Task Force Student Competition. The theme is “Stop the Hate: Our Anti-Bias Vision for the Next Generation.” The submission period is September 15th through December 15th. New Jersey residents ages 25 years and younger  are encouraged to submit original art work or a video encouraging others to stand up to hate and prejudice within their communities.

To learn more, click here.

Required Posters

On August 1, 2022, DCR adopted new and amended regulations to increase the visibility and effectiveness of posters that the State requires employers, housing providers, and places of public accommodation to display to inform people of their rights under New Jersey’s Law Against Discrimination (LAD) and Family Leave Act (FLA). All covered businesses, employers, and housing providers are required by law to display the applicable posters.

If you have prior versions of these posters displayed, please remove them and replace them with the updated posters, which can be found here. Click here to read the regulations and here to read the press release.

DCR Reaches Landmark Settlement in Mortgage Redlining Case
On July 27th, DCR reached a landmark settlement with Trident Mortgage Company LP and Fox & Roach LP over allegations of race-based ‘redlining’ in lending practices in the Camden area. To read the press release, click here. To file a complaint related to mortgage discrimination, click here.

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

DCR News, Events & Updates

File a Complaint

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

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.

Fair Chance in Housing Act

Beginning January 1, 2022 DCR now enforces the Fair Chance in Housing Act. Click here to learn more about the law.

Bias Incident Report, 2020

Read the complete Bias Incident Report, 2020 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).

Recent Events & Webinars

In case you missed one of our recent webinars.
View them here!

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.

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.

Resources

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

Recent DCR News

Acting AG Platkin Co-Leads Multi-State Letter Supporting U.S. Department of Education Rules to Expand Protections Against Sex-based Discrimination, Including Sexual Violence and Harassment

For Immediate Release: September 9, 2022 Office of the Attorney General- Matthew J. Platkin, Acting Attorney GeneralDivision on Civil Rights- Rosemary DiSavino, Deputy DirectorFor Further Information: Media Inquiries-Lee MooreOAGpress@njoag.govComments Letter TRENTON...

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Division on Civil Rights Takes Enforcement Action against Housing Providers for Alleged Violations of N.J.’s Fair Chance in Housing Act

State Issues 30 Notices of Violation to Housing Providers for Non-Compliance with Law Expanding Housing Opportunities for Persons with Criminal RecordsFor Immediate Release: August 25, 2022 Office of the Attorney General- Matthew J. Platkin, Acting Attorney...

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#DYK October 2nd is International Day of Nonviolence & Mahatma Gandhi’s Birthday. Gandhi used nonviolent resistance as a method to gain India’s independence in 1947.

#civilrightsnj #nohateinthisgreatstate #stopthehate

October is #NationalBullyingPreventionMonth

If your child is being bullied at school, the New Jersey Law Against Discrimination may apply.

#civilrightsnj #nohateinthisgreatstate #stopthehate

October is #LGBTQIA+ History Month
#DYK sexual orientation and gender identity or expression are protected under the New Jersey Law Against Discrimination? To find out more or to file a complaint: http://NJCivilRights.gov or call 1.833.NJDCR4U | 711 Relay

#civilrightsnj

Our Second Annual Youth Bias Task Force Student Competition is here! Inspire others to stand up to discrimination by submitting original artwork or video. To learn more, visit: http://www.njcivilrights.gov #civilrights #nohateinthisgreatstate #stopthehate

Race discrimination in home appraisals violates the LAD & can prevent Black homeowners from building home equity. If your home was appraised for less than its fair market value & you believe your race played a role, contact DCR at appraisal@njcivilrights.gov.

#CivilRightsNJ

National Gay Men’s HIV/AIDS Awareness Day #NGMHAAD is observed each year on 9/27. #StartTalkingHIV

In NJ, it is against the law to discriminate against or harass a person because they are living with HIV or AIDS in employment, housing and places of public accommodation.

Braids, Locs, Cornrows, and Curls: all of these styles have a deeply rooted history. Learn more about hair and how the NJ Law Against Discrimination protects your rights at an upcoming training on Hair Discrimination and the LAD. Register Here: https://bit.ly/3PbA15i

Have YOU entered the 2nd Annual Youth Bias Task Force Student Competition yet? Visit http://www.njcivilrights.gov to enter. #civilrights #nohateinthisgreatstate #stopthehate.

Whether it was an inappropriate comment or insensitive slight, microaggressions can hurt. But what exactly are microaggressions & how should we respond if we hear one? Join us 9/28 for our training on Recognizing & Responding to Microaggressions. Register Here:

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