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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.

Anti-Racist Statement

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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.

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.

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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.

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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).

Recent Events & Webinars

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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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Under FCHA, housing providers generally cannot ask you about your criminal history on a housing apps. And even after you receive a conditional offer of housing, there are restrictions on what aspects of your criminal history they can consider. Visit: https://bit.ly/NJDCR-FCHA

If you believe you have been treated differently, turned away, or given subpar medical care due to your age, race, religion, sexuality, gender identity/expression, or disability, contact us. 1-833-NJDCR4U | http://www.njcivilrights.gov | 711 Relay

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#ICYMI watch @civilrightsnj’s virtual program Mental Health in the Black Community: Recognition, Recovery, & Resilience. Click here to view: https://youtu.be/z6DzJXSfS-8

#CivilRightsNJ #NoHateInThisGreatState #StandAgainstRacism

DCR is hiring! See below for full-time employment opportunities. Careers - New Jersey Office of Attorney General (http://njoag.gov)

Join us in the fight for civil rights!

#CivilRightsNJ #NoHateInThisGreatState #StopTheHate #StandAgainstRacism

“Just follow your gut.” But what happens when following your gut causes you to make unfair judgements & decisions about people? Learn more at our training, Understanding Implicit Bias, on 7/7. Register Here: https://conta.cc/3R37kcX

#CivilRightsNJ

#DYK July is BIPOC Mental Health Month
Observed each July, BIPOC Mental Health Month highlights the unique mental health challenges and needs of historically disenfranchised or oppressed racial and ethnic groups in the United States.
#CivilRightsNJ #NoHateInThisGreatState

Banks cannot discriminate If a lender refused you a loan, gave you worse terms even though you qualify, or discouraged you from applying for credit, DCR can help.
To find out more or to file a complaint, go to http://NJCivilRights.gov or call 1.833.NJDCR4U | 711 Relay

#DYK that the Fair Chance in Housing Act went into effect January 1, 2022? It’s the first law of its kind in the country and ensures that people with past criminal histories have a fair shot at access to safe and affordable housing. Learn more at: https://bit.ly/NJDCR-FCHA

If you feel that you are being harassed or discriminated against because of your sexual orientation or gender identity or expression, you can file a complaint at: http://www.NJCivilRights.gov | 833-DCR4U. 711 Relay | CommunityRelations@NJCivilRights.gov
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