About the Center for Hispanic Policy
The Center for Hispanic Policy, Research and Development (CHPRD), (formerly Office of Hispanic Affairs) is located within the Department of State, Trenton, New Jersey.
The Center for Hispanic Policy, Research and Development (CHPRD) was established in 1975 to address the needs of the Hispanic community, recognizing that it was imperative to pay particular attention to this segment of the population, which may have been historically neglected. The Office was mandated to provide funding for Hispanic initiatives in the Garden State. The CHPRD has an executive director and an advisory committee, all appointed with Governor approval. The Secretary of State serves as an ex-officio member of the advisory committee.
CHPRD administers an annual appropriation from the State of New Jersey. The CHPRD seeks to empower, provide financial support and technical assistance to primarily Hispanic community-based organizations throughout New Jersey and also ensures the executive and legislative branches are informed of legislative initiatives with potential impact on the Hispanic community. CHPRD seeks to aggressively promote a new model of community development that is focused on making REAL impacts in people’s lives while helping community based organizations achieve greater self-sufficiency.
We are pleased to announce that the New Jersey Center for Hispanic Policy, Research and Development is currently recruiting for the Governor’s Hispanic Fellows Program, Class of 2013.
The New Jersey Center for Hispanic Policy, Research and Development congratulates the Honorable Mirtha Ospina, Esq., a former CHPRD Advisory Committee Member on her recent investiture as Judge of the New Jersey Superior Court, Hudson County Vicinage!
We thank Governor Christie for making a very important appointment that helps foster diversity on the judiciary.