Disability Rights New Jersey (DRNJ)
Provides services to persons with disabilities including information and referral, technical assistance and training, individual and system advocacy, legal and non-legal advocacy, and outreach and education.
DRNJ's mission is to protect, advocate for and advance the rights of persons with disabilities in pursuit of a society in which persons with disabilities exercise self-determination and choice, and are treated with dignity and respect.
DRNJ's activities are grounded in its belief in the inherent value and worth of all individuals and their right to equality of opportunity and full participation in their communities.
Disability Rights New Jersey (DRNJ) is a private, non-profit, consumer-directed organization established to:
- Advocate for and advance the human, civil and legal rights of citizens of New Jersey with disabilities;
- Promote public awareness and recognition of individuals with disabilities as equally entitled members of society;
- Advise and assist persons with disabilities, family members, attorneys, and guardians in obtaining and protecting the rights of individuals with disabilities; and
- Provide education, training, and technical assistance to individuals with disabilities, the agencies that serve them, advocates, attorneys, professionals, courts, and others regarding the rights of individuals with disabilities.
DRNJ is open from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Monday through Friday and includes Spanish-speaking staff. In addition, DRNJ has telephone language interpreting services free of charge to facilitate communication with individuals in 150 languages and dialects.
Basic Needs / Assistance
Employment / Training
Family & Support Services
Legal / Advocacy
Behavioral / Mental Health
Intellectual and Developmental Needs
Last Updated: 01/30/24