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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.


Rachel Weiner Apter - Director
Rachel Wainer Apter, Director

To request a disability-related accommodation, please call 1-833-NJDCR4U (833-653-2748), call the Relay Service at 711, or email NJDCR4U@njcivilrights.gov.


DCR News, Events & Updates

Anti-Racist Statement

Anti-Racist Statement

Read DCR’s statement and commitment to anti-racist work.

COVID-19 Resources

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

YBTF Student Competition

Youth Bias Task Force Student Competition

Submit a creative hashtag, artwork, or video that will inspire other students and young people to stand up to hate.

Youth Bias Taskforce Report

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

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.

Practice and Procedure Regulations

Learn more about DCR’s amended practice and procedure regulations that incorporate online filing through the new NJ Bias Investigation Access System (NJBIAS) and make other changes.

YBTF Student Competition


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).

Sexual Harassment Report

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

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.


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

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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