Learn more about your rights and protections against discrimination and bias-based harassment related to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Read DCR’s statement and commitment to anti-racist work.
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.
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.
DCR News, Events & Updates
DCR 75th Anniversary
DCR invites all community members to join us for the virtual #StopTheHate Series.
In case you missed the Fair Chance in Housing Act virtual event:
In case you missed the AAPI webinar, you can
White Supremacy, Domestic Threats, & Youth Extremism Listening Session
In case you missed the listening sessions on White Supremacy, Domestic Threats, & Youth Extremism.
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...
Acting AG Platkin Announces Finding of Probable Cause in Case of Union Worker with Ironworkers Local 11 who Alleged Union Racism, Hostile Work Environment
For Immediate Release: September 6, 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.govFinding of Probable...
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...