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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).

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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.

Covid-19 Notice: To minimize risk from COVID-19, DCR is not conducting in-person intake interviews at this time. To find out how to file a complaint with DCR, click here. For all other inquiries, please send an email to NJDCR4U@njcivilrights.gov or call 1-833-NJDCR4U (833-653-2748). To request a disability-related accommodation, please call the Relay Service at 711.

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

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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.

Youth Bias Taskforce Report

Read the complete Report and Recommendations of the NJ Interagency Taskforce to Combat Youth Bias.

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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.

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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

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Under the New Jersey LAD, landlords cannot refuse to rent to you because you plan to pay your rent with government assistance and subsidies like CVERAP, TRA, or SRAP. For more about your housing rights, visit http://NJCivilRights.gov.
#CivilRightsNJ #StoptheHate #NoHateInThisGrea

Removing systemic barriers to safe and affordable housing is a critical part of achieving racial justice in NJ.

Fortunate to have @CivilRightsNJ, @FairShareNJ, and @TheRAC join me for a discussion on the Fair Chance in Housing Act tonight. Thanks for the great work you do!

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 & believe your race played a role, contact DCR at appraisal@njcivilrights.gov.

#CivilRightsNJ

To see artwork created by students inspired to stand up against hate, visit our website at:
https://conta.cc/3BZuUPm

#CivilRightsNJ #StoptheHate #NoHateInThisGreatState

#DYK The Diane B. Equal Pay Act prohibits an employer from paying an employee who is a member of an LAD-protected class less than what it pays an employee who is not a member of that LAD-protected class for substantially similar work? Visit: http://njcivilrights.gov #CivilRightsNJ

#DYK As part of the Youth Bias Task Force 27 Recommendations, the YBTF hosted a student art competition. To see submitted artwork from the competition, visit: https://tinyurl.com/4pfj8awy

#CivilRightsNJ #StoptheHate #NoHateInThisGreatState

The New Jersey Law Against Discrimination protects LGBTQ+ people from discrimination and harassment. To learn more and see student artwork illustrating the importance of anti-bias work, visit:
https://tinyurl.com/4pfj8awy

#CivilRightsNJ #StoptheHate #NoHateInThisGreatState

The Fair Chance in Housing Act ensures that New Jerseyans have just that, a fair chance when they apply for housing, even if they have a criminal record.

Have questions or want to learn more about these efforts? Join us for Wednesday's virtual roundtable. https://bit.ly/2YDEDwF

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