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CAP Program

What is CAP?

CAP is a federally funded program that advocates for and protects the rights of individuals with disabilities who are seeking or receiving rehabilitation services. CAP assists individuals with disabilities in securing and understanding rehabilitation services from:

  • Division of Vocational Rehabilitation Services (DVRS);

  • Commission for the Blind and Visually Impaired (CBVI);

  • Centers for Independent Living; and

  • other rehabilitation projects and programs.

CAP was established as a mandated program by the 1984 Amendment to the Rehabilitation Act. Every state and territory, as a condition for receiving allotments under Section 110 of the Rehabilitation Act, must have a CAP.

CAP Services

CAP provides individual legal representation and non-legal individual and systemic advocacy, together with information and referral services, outreach, and education. CAP usually works through negotiation, but is authorized to pursue legal, administrative and other appropriate remedies.

Who is Eligible for CAP Services?

You should contact CAP if:

  • you have been recently disabled and are wondering how to apply for rehabilitation services;

  • you are having difficulty finding rehabilitation services and want information about other resources;

  • you applied for rehabilitation services and were turned down;

  • you are concerned about your relationship with your counselor or staff members;

  • you are dissatisfied with the rehabilitation services you are receiving;

  • you have questions regarding policies, procedures, services or programs;

  • your case has been closed and you want to be reconsidered for rehabilitation services; or

  • you are just not sure what to do.

Useful Links

Client Assistance Program Brochure (CAP)

DDD-DVRS Employment Decision Tree (pdf)

New Jersey Division of Vocational Rehabilitation Services https://careerconnections.nj.gov/careerconnections/plan/foryou/disable/vocational_rehabilitation_services.shtml

New Jersey Commission for the Blind and Visually Impaired http://www.state.nj.us/humanservices/cbvi/

Traumatic Brain Injury Resources

Grievance and Appeal Policy




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