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

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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.

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.

Youth Ambassador Program
Click here to learn more about DCR’s Youth Ambassador Program or apply today. Applications are due by August 31st!

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

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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.

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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.

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

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Recent DCR News

Division on Civil Rights Adopts New and Amended Rules Governing Posters, Launches New Posters to Heighten Public Awareness of New Jersey’s Law Against Discrimination and Family Leave Act

For Immediate Release: August 3, 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.govAdopted Rules  |  Posters...

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Acting AG Platkin Announces Major Settlement with Trident Mortgage Company LP and Fox & Roach LP over Allegations of Race-Based ‘Redlining’ in Lending Practices in the Camden Area

For Immediate Release: July 27, 2022 Office of the Attorney General- Matthew J. Platkin, Acting Attorney GeneralDivision on Civil Rights- Rosemary DiSavino, Deputy DirectorDivision of Law- Michael T.G. Long, Director For Further Information: Media Inquiries-Lee...

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As our new required poster explains, under the New Jersey Family Leave Act, you may be entitled to take job-protected leave to care for or bond with your child or to care for a sick family member. To file a complaint, visit http://NJCivilRights.gov | call 1. 833.NJDCR4U | 711 Rel

LGBTQ+ youth have varied identities & experiences. Come explore the types of bias & discrimination they face, & learn strategies for protecting their rights, at our interactive training on Understanding the Needs of LGBTQIA+ Youth on 8/18.

Register here:

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

The New Jersey Law Against Discrimination prohibits discrimination and harassment in housing by anyone engaged in property management. If you have experienced #discrimination, contact us at http://NJCivilRights.gov | call 1. 833.NJDCR4U | 711 Relay

#CivilRightsNJ

Passionate about civil rights? Have your voice heard and join NJ Division on Civil Rights Youth Ambassador Program! Applications close August 31st at 11:59pm

Apply here: https://form.jotform.com/221854429075056

#CivilRights #NoHateInThisGreatState #StopTheHate

How would you respond to the question: “No, where are you REALLY from?” Learn how to effectively recognize and respond to microaggressions by joining us on 8/17 for our training on Recognizing and Responding to Microaggressions.

Register Here: https://bit.ly/3yLwogr

The New Jersey Law Against Discrimination prohibits discrimination and harassment in emergency and trauma facilities. If you have experienced #discrimination, contact us at http://NJCivilRights.gov | call 1. 833.NJDCR4U | 711 Relay

#CivilRightsNJ #NoHateInThisGreatState #StopTh

You can now complete an intake form online in English & Spanish with @CivilRightsNJ on http://bias.njcivilrights.gov. To request a disability-related accommodation, please ☎️ 1. 833.NJDCR4U / 711 for Relay Service, or 📧 NJDCR4U@njcivilrights.gov.

#CivilRightsNJ #NJBIAS

How would you respond to the question: “No, where are you REALLY from?” Learn how to effectively recognize and respond to microaggressions by joining us on 8/17 for our training on Recognizing and Responding to Microaggressions.

Register Here: https://bit.ly/3yLwogr

The @UN named August 12th International Youth Day to honor and mainstream young people’s voices and engagement in political, economic, and social life. DCR celebrates youth involvement in nationwide initiatives.

#CivilRightsNJ #NoHateInThisGreatState

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