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Issues Outside of DRNJ Priorities and Parameters

    Landlord/Tenant, Eviction, or Section 8 Housing Issues
    (ie. Rental assistance, conditions of rental units, housing voucher/waiver programs)

(ie. Eligibility, appeals, termination, application assistance)

Board of Social Services Issues
(ie. Welfare, food stamps, denial of assistance)

Family Court Issues
(ie. Divorce, child support, custody)

Criminal Issues
(ie. any issue involving police, arrests, prosecutions, motor vehicle tickets/fines)

(ie. Seeking private guardianship, establishing guardianship)

Mental Health Commitment Issues
Division of Mental Health Advocacy: http://www.state.nj.us/defender/structure/mha/

Hospital or Nursing/Assisted Care Facility Complaints
Department of Health and Senior Services: http://www.nj.gov/health/healthfacilities/hotlines.html

Nursing Home Complaints (ages 60+)
Ombudsman for the Institutionalized Elderly: http://www.nj.gov/ooie/

State Prison Complaints
Corrections Ombudsman: http://www.state.nj.us/correctionsombudsman/contact/

Physician Complaints
Board of Medical Examiners: http://www.njconsumeraffairs.gov/bme/Pages/contactus.aspx

Psychologist Complaints
Board of Psychological Examiners: http://www.njconsumeraffairs.gov/psy/Pages/default.aspx

Other Legal Resources
(ie. Lawsuit for pain, suffering, or damages)


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Traumatic Brain Injury Resources

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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)
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