operates the following programs:
for assistance are processed by DRNJ's Intake Office. The vast majority
of requests for assistance are received and processed by telephone
or via email. The Intake Office is available to perform intake interviews
by telephone or in-person by appointment Monday through Friday between
the hours of 9:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m.
program was created by the Developmental Disabilities Assistance
and Bill of Rights (DD) Act of 1975. PADD was established to protect
the legal and civil rights of individuals with developmental disabilities.
program was established by Congress in 1986 and receives funding
from the National Center for Mental Health Services. The purpose
of the PAIMI program is to protect and advocate for the rights of
persons with mental illness and investigate reports of abuse and
and Advocacy for Individual Rights (PAIR)
program was established by Congress as a national program under
the Rehabilitation Act as amended in 1993. PAIR programs were established
to protect and advocate for the legal and human rights of persons
with disabilities who are not eligible to be served in the CAP,
PAIMI, or PADD programs.
was established as a mandatory program by the 1984 Amendments to
the Rehabilitation Act. CAP advocates for and protects the rights
of individuals with disabilities who are seeking or receiving rehabilitation
is a federally funded program authorized by the Traumatic Brain
Injury Act of 1996 and its reauthorization as part of the Children's
Health Act of 2000. The PATBI program ensures that individuals with
TBI and their families have access to: information, referrals and
advice; individual and family advocacy; legal representation; and
specific assistance in self-advocacy.
West Assistive Technology Advocacy Center serves as New Jersey's
federally funded assistive technology project through a sub-contract
with New Jersey's Department of Labor. ATAC provides assistance
to persons with disabilities to obtain assistive technology devices
program provides legal and non-legal advocacy services for individuals
with disabilities who are denied access to assistive technology
devices and/or assistive technology services.
program ensures that every qualified person with a disability has
the opportunity to vote on Election Day.
program is a federally funded program that was established under
the Ticket to Work and Work Incentives Act of 1999. The Act authorizes
the Social Security Administration (SSA) to fund each state's protection
and advocacy system to provide work incentive assistance to SSDI
and SSI beneficiaries seeking vocational rehabilitation, employment
and other support services to secure, retain or regain employment.