What does DRNJ
is a non-profit organization that provides advocacy services to
people with disabilities. DRNJ provides information and referral,
technical assistance and training, legal and non-legal advocacy,
and outreach and education.
Who is eligible
to receive services?
be eligible to receive services from DRNJ if:
a problem related to your disability (such as, discrimination
or denial of services); and
falls within agency priorities.
How long does
it take before I hear from someone?
Unit is open from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Monday through Friday,
and includes Spanish speaking staff. Messages that are left on the
Intake Unit voice mail system are returned within forty-eight hours.
E-mails, faxes and written correspondence are reviewed twice weekly
to provide information and referral or to request further information
to complete an intake.
How will DRNJ
decide whether to represent me?
whether DRNJ will represent you, DRNJ will consider:
of your claim;
your problem falls within one of the priority areas; and
of agency resources.
What is the process?
to determine whether DRNJ can assist, you must contact the Intake
Unit. The Intake Unit can be reached by telephone, in writing, by
fax, e-mail or in person by appointment. The Intake Unit will need
to obtain information from you about your issue, as well as, other
supporting information. The information you provide to the Intake
Unit will be reviewed and a decision regarding our assistance can
be expected within 5 - 7 business days.
What if I don't
agree with the decision?
client of DRNJ, someone requesting services from DRNJ, or if you
have a complaint about the operation of the P&A system, you
have the right to file a grievance if you believe that we have wrongly
denied you assistance with a disability-related matter.
the Grievance Page
for more information about our Grievance and Appeal policy.
Does DRNJ charge
a fee for service?
are currenlty provided free of charge, but through your generosity
we hope to further our mission to advocate and advance the human,
civil and legal rights of people with disabilities in New Jersey.
that you consider a donation of $25 or more if you can. Your donation
What does ADA
for the Americans with Disabilities Act. A list of commonly used
acronyms can be found on our Publications