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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.

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, click here to view the implementing regulations, or review the press release here.

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

Webinar (5/4/22)

Diversity, Equity and Inclusion + Social Emotional Learning in K-12
Presented by Ridgewood Ambassadors for Global Citizenship (RAG) in co-sponsorship with NJ Division on Civil Rights.
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Webinar (4/20/22)

Women’s Rights in the 21st Century
Join us in a discussion of women’s rights in the 21st century.
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Webinar (4/13/22)

Celebrating 77 Years of the NJ Law Against Discrimination
Mental Health in the Black Community:
Recognition, Recovery & Resilience
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DCR News, Events & Updates

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.

MDRR Online Filing

Learn more about how to file your Multiple Dwelling Reporting Rule (MDRR) report. Online filing begins January 10, 2021 for the 2020 reporting year.

Bias Incident Report, 2020

Read the complete Bias Incident Report, 2020 here

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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).

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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.

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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

You may have heard the famous words “If you see something, say something.” But how? Learn strategies to intervene at our Strategies for Effective Bystander Intervention training on 5/18 & 5/ 31. Register for 5/18: https://bit.ly/3udCvsy
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It’s International Day of Living Together in Peace, established in 1997 by the UN General Assembly to encourage the international community to promote peace, tolerance, inclusion, understanding, and solidarity in uniting of all communities, religions, and races.

Happy International Day of Families! This day, established by the UN, recognizes the importance of families. Families come in all different shapes & sizes, your work family, friends that are family, your blood family, & everything in between!
#CivilRightsNJ

#DYK NJFLA leave is not the same as the Federal Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA)? You won’t use up NJFLA leave while taking time for your own medical condition under the FMLA. To find out more or to file a complaint, go to http://NJCivilRights.gov or call 1.833.NJDCR4U | 711 Relay

(2/2) This law banned discrimination in “inns, public conveyances, theaters and other places of public amusement” and imposed fines on violators. Today, the NJ Law Against Discrimination prohibits race discrimination in employment, housing, and places of public accommodation.

(1/2 ) Following the Civil War, New Jersey made impressive strides toward racial justice. In 1884, the NJ Supreme Court barred segregation in public schools. On May 13th of that year, the state legislature passed the “Act to Protect All Citizens in their Civil and Legal Rights.”

You may have heard the famous words “If you see something, say something.” But how? Learn strategies to intervene at our Strategies for Effective Bystander Intervention training on 5/18 & 5/ 31. Register for 5/18: https://bit.ly/3udCvsy
Register for 5/ 31:

Join DCR and #StandAgainstRacism. Share your commitment by sending your statement to CommunityRelations@NJCivilRights.gov with a photo and:

“To me, civil rights means __________. I state to _________.”

#CivilRightsNJ #NoHateInThisGreatState

Black people in NJ are 12x more likely to be incarcerated than white people. Our FCHA addresses & disrupts the way those disparities can impact the housing application process, & ensures all residents have access to stable housing: https://bit.ly/NJDCR-FCHA https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iSihO98pEgA

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