Advocating and advancing the human, civil and legal rights of persons with disabilities


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.

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Issues outside of DRNJ Priorities and Parameters with Referral Information


We want to hear what is important to you! To ensure that DRNJ’s limited resources are used to address issues of importance to people with disabilities, we are seeking input from people with disabilities, their families, professionals, health care and service providers, and the general public to guide DRNJ in determining its priorities.

To complete the priority survey, click here


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. (Interpretation Services Notification)

DRNJ está abierta de 9:00 am a 5:00 pm de lunes a viernes e incluye personal que habla español. Además, DRNJ tiene los servicios de interpretación teléfonico gratuitos para facilitar la comunicación con las personas en 150 idiomas y dialectos. (Notificación de Servicios de Interpretación)


Ang DRNJ ay bukás mula 9:00 a.m. hanggang 5:00 p.m. Lunes hanggang Biyernes, at sila’y mayroong mga tauhan na nagsasalita ng Espanyol. Bukod pa rito, ang DRNJ ay may libreng serbisyo ng interpretasyon sa 150 wika at dialekto upang mapaginhawa ang komunikasyon. (Paunawa ukol sa Serbisyo ng Interpretation)

O DRNJ está aberto das 9h00 às 17h00 de segunda a sexta-feira e tem funcionários que falam espanhol. Além disso, o DRNJ tem serviços gratuitos de interpretação por telefone para facilitar a comunicação com as pessoas em 150 idiomas e dialetos. ((Aviso de serviços de interpretação)

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New Jersey's designated protection and advocacy system for people with disabilities

Disability Rights New Jersey
210 S Broad Street, 3rd Floor
Trenton, New Jersey 08608
1.800.922.7233 (in NJ only) 1.609.292.9742 (Voice)
1.609.777.0187 (Fax) 1.609.633.7106 (TTY)

Executive Director, Gwen Orlowski
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DRNJ is an Equal Opportunity Employer and provides services to all persons with disabilities regardless of race, creed, religion, color, national origin, age, marital status, familial status, sex, sexual or affectional orientation, ancestry or disability. Any concerns regarding the agency’s compliance with these non-discrimination efforts may be brought to the attention of the Executive Director.

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