||A critical component of DCR’s mission is fostering public awareness. The Bureau of Public Outreach and Public Education (POPE) is responsible for conducting all DCR outreach initiatives, trainings, and distributing agency publications. POPE works closely with the Policy Bureau in preparing publications, responding to public inquires, and developing programs designed to educate the public as to the requirements and parameters LAD and the New Jersey Family Leave Act. Members of POPE also serve as liaisons to outside agencies such as the New Jersey Commission on Civil Rights and New Jersey Human Relations Council. POPE is headed by DCR Assistant Director Philip E. Freeman.