At Disability Rights New Jersey, we are committed to improving the employment outcomes of people with disabilities. People with disabilities are disproportionately affected by issues of joblessness and consequently are thrust into a cycle of poverty that is difficult to escape without support.
How We Help
The Employment Law Team at Disability Rights NJ provides support for people with disabilities at various stages of the employment process.
Client Assistance Program
Through the Client Assistance Program (CAP), we advocate for clients of both the Division of Vocational Rehabilitation Services (DVRS) and the Commission for the Blind and Visually Impaired (CBVI) (we work with these agencies to help resolves concerns or disputes regarding access to services so that the individual can meet their employment role) so that they can reach their employment goals. DVRS and CBVI are state agencies whose regulations are governed by federal law, and who exist to meet the goal of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 (as amended): to empower individuals with disabilities to maximize employment, economic self-sufficiency, independence, inclusion and social integration.
At Disability Rights NJ, we believe in empowering individuals with disabilities by respecting the informed choice of individuals with disabilities.
If you are seeking more information about the Client Assistance Program, please view our brochure.
The Employment Team also helps individuals with disabilities who might be experiencing discrimination in their workplace due to their disability. The team will provide information about what rights exist under the state and federal anti-discrimination laws and provide guidance with how individuals can vindicate their rights administratively or in court. Moreover, the team assists individuals who are seeking a reasonable accommodation so that they may maintain their employment.
At Disability Rights NJ, we also provide trainings and information sessions to underserved populations, parent groups, and other agencies and organizations who want to learn more about transitioning from high school to the work force and also about employment rights for people with disabilities including the full scope of vocational services that may be available to them. Inform people about rights to transition program. If you are interested in such a training or information session, please contact us.