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To minimize risk from COVID-19, the Division on Civil Rights will be temporarily suspending in-person intake interviews, and conducting such interviews by phone.

To minimize risk from COVID-19, the Division on Civil Rights will be temporarily suspending in-person intake interviews, and conducting such interviews by phone.

If you would like to speak to a housing investigator, please call our Statewide Housing Hotline at 1-866-405-3050.

For all other types of complaints, please call one of our regional offices:

- Newark: 973-648-2700
- Trenton: 609-292-4605
- Cherry Hill: 856-486-4080
- Atlantic City: 609-441-3100

In addition, for the duration of the emergency, DCR will relax its rules and procedures to: (1) accept an electronic signature on verified complaints; (2) serve verified complaints on Respondents by electronic mail with a request for acknowledgment of receipt; (3) permit Respondents to serve Answers, Position Statements, and Responses to Document and Information Requests by email. To read the Temporary Rule Relaxation, click here
DCR FILING DEADLINE EXTENDED On July 31, 2020, Governor Murphy signed Executive Order 170 which, among other things, extended the 180 day deadline for filing a complaint of discrimination with DCR set forth at N.J.S.A. 10:5-18. This means that for any potential complainant whose 180-day limitations period expired on or after March 9, 2020, the deadline to file with DCR is now extended until 30 days after the public health emergency ends. If you allege that you were subjected to a violation of the N.J. Law Against Discrimination or the N.J. Family Leave Act on or after September 11, 2019, though you are encouraged to file as soon as possible, you may file a complaint with DCR up to 30 days after Governor Murphy ends the public health emergency. If you would like more information, or if you would like to file a complaint of discrimination please
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arrow 10/19- 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
arrow 10/8- Youth Bias Task Force Calls for Sweeping Changes to Fight Systemic Racism and Discrimination, As New Report Shows Spike in Bias Incidents in 2019 - Nearly 1,000 Bias Incidents Were Reported in NJ in 2019, Up 75% from 2018; Task Force Recommends Mandatory Anti-Bias Education and Other Groundbreaking Reforms
arrow 9/9 - AG Grewal, Division on Civil Rights Announce Actions to Combat Housing Discrimination Against Families Who Rely on Government Rental Assistance - Year-Long “Project HOME” Initiative Includes Enforcement Efforts and Related Strategies to Address Discrimination Based on Tenants’ Sources of Lawful Income
arrow 8/20 - NJ Division on Civil Rights Pursues Case of Alleged Denial of Family Leave and Breastfeeding Rights - Office of Administrative Law Hearing to Decide Case of Executive Who Alleged Her Request for Family Leave, Breastfeeding Accommodation Led to Termination
arrow 8/17 - Division on Civil Rights Proposes New Rules and Amendments to Facilitate New Case Filing and Management System
arrow 8/11 - AG Grewal to Trump Administration on the President’s Claims that Affordable Housing Increases Crime: “Prove It” - AG Submits Freedom of Information Act Requests Looking for Any Factual Basis for the President’s Claims
arrow 8/5 - AG Grewal Leads Letter Calling on Facebook to Take Stronger Steps to Prevent Use of Its Platforms to Spread Hate and Disinformation - AG Letter Supports Recommendations in Recent Civil Rights Audit of Facebook
arrow 7/28 - AG Grewal, DCR Issue Two Findings of Probable Cause in Case of Alleged Employment Discrimination Based on Race, Age
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