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From the desk of Disability Rights New Jersey
08/28/2021

From the desk of Disability Rights New Jersey

Before the TBI Act was passed, we had limited knowledge about the extent of death and long-term disabilities resulting from TBIs. The Act authorized the CDC and the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to conduct TBI research directly and indirectly through grants to public and nonprofit private orga...

08/15/2021

Playing Lieutenant Dan in "Forrest Gump" inspired actor Gary Sinise to establish a foundation that supports soldiers' physical and mental well-being.

FYI | Win a Truck!  Hiring Our Heroes is saying thank you to America's military by giving away a brand-new Toyota to one...
08/13/2021

FYI | Win a Truck! Hiring Our Heroes is saying thank you to America's military by giving away a brand-new Toyota to one lucky, active duty service member, Veteran or military spouse.

Hiring Our Heroes is giving away a brand-new Toyota to one lucky, active duty service member, Veteran or military spouse.

From Disability Rights New Jersey: In honor of the 22nd anniversary of  , Michael Brower, Managing Attorney of our Commu...
06/25/2021

From Disability Rights New Jersey:

In honor of the 22nd anniversary of , Michael Brower, Managing Attorney of our Community Inclusion Team has written a new post "When Can I Get Out of Here?" about this pivotal date in history for here in New Jersey and around the country.

📌On this date in legal history, we look back at one of the most momentous U.S. Supreme Court decisions in disability rights history: Olmstead v. L.C. On June 22, 1999, Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg wrote for a 6-3 majority in holding that the unnecessary institutionalization of people with disabilities constituted illegal discrimination under the Americans with Disabilities Act. In the years since, people with disabilities and their advocates have continued to fight for recognition as full members of society. The history of Olmstead and the Americans with Disabilities Act informs future impacts on community inclusion advocacy. Several of Disability Rights New Jersey’s litigation efforts reduced this type of systemic discrimination in New Jersey, but the risk and reality of segregation remains.

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On this date in legal history, we look back at one of the most momentous U.S. Supreme Court decisions in disability rights history:  Olmstead v. L.C.  On June 22, 1999, Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg wrote for a 6-3 majority in holding that the unnecessary institutio

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06/20/2021

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Juneteenth Unityfest brings together diverse voices in a commemoration and celebration of one of the most important events in Black history and American hist...

Video clip | Jon Stewart joins the cause!
04/13/2021

Video clip | Jon Stewart joins the cause!

A growing number of U.S. veterans say they have developed serious health ailments after facing prolonged exposure to flaming trash piles at overseas bases.

01/08/2021

How can we help with ? On Steve Adubato UNCUT: Melissa Gertz, Co-Founder & Executive Director of the Community Justice Center in Trenton, explains the needs of veterans with disabilities and the impact of being a 2018 Russ Berrie Making A Difference Awards winner as they celebrate 25 years of the award.

Watch: https://bit.ly/36UeU4x

"As part of the '25 for 25' series celebrating the Russell Berrie Foundation’s Making a Difference Awards 25th Anniversa...
12/21/2020

"As part of the '25 for 25' series celebrating the Russell Berrie Foundation’s Making a Difference Awards 25th Anniversary, Steve Adubato speaks with Melissa Gertz, Co-Founder & Executive Director of the Cjc NJ in Trenton, about the needs of veterans with disabilities and their families. Melissa also talks about the impact of being a 2018 Russ Berrie Making a Difference Award honoree."

As part of the “25 for 25” series celebrating the Russell Berrie Foundation’s Making a Difference Awards 25th Anniversary, Steve Adubato speaks with Melissa ...

07/12/2020

The author and clinical psychologist Andrew Solomon examines the disabilities that ramps and reserved parking spots don’t address.

07/10/2020

Join us in celebrating 30 years of the signing of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) through ReelAbilities Film Festival: Summer Screenings: Short Films!

Don't miss the screening & conversation of three of ReelAbilities' best shorts: CODA, JMaxx and the Universal Language, and Sock Guys.

ReelAbilities Short Films
streaming July 10–17
Q+A on Tue, Jul 14, 1 PM EDT
To register for films and Q+A: https://rb.gy/hsbywx
For more information on screenings: https://rb.gy/njuqh6

07/06/2020

Applicants for the COVID-19 Emergency Rental Assistance Program (CVERAP) will be selected through an online lottery process.

07/06/2020

Activists argue that rather than trying to ‘cure’ the neurodivergent, society should learn to appreciate and accommodate their needs

06/28/2020

In an effort to provoke systems change Movement Law Lab is launching a free 5 part introductory course on movement lawyering. We’re inviting law students, lawyers, and legal workers to this innovative training led by trusted movement lawyering practitioners and educators. Please note the registration link is compatible with Chrome and Firefox browsers. Register using this link www.movementlawlab.org/mlcourse/

E-mail [email protected] for more info

05/03/2020
The Community Justice Center is humbled to once again be honored in and by its own backyard, as a grantee of the Princet...
04/26/2020

The Community Justice Center is humbled to once again be honored in and by its own backyard, as a grantee of the Princeton Area Community Foundation 's COVID-19 Relief & Recovery Fund.

Our mission -- Encouraging the Empowerment, Resiliency, and Rights of Those Struggling with Disabilities, by Providing the Essential Ingredients of Legal Education, Outreach, Advocacy, and Representation -- continues amid COVID-19, with a targeted focus on ensuring those battling “invisible” illnesses, cognitive, or neurological impairments, stay apprised of the changing landscape of benefits and safety precautions.

Learn more about the Fund: https://pacf.org/the-princeton-area-community-foundation-unites-funders-to-create-the-covid-19-relief-recovery-fund-to-help-low-income-children-families-and-seniors-during-crisis/

The Princeton Area Community Foundation has assembled a coalition of funders to create a COVID-19 Relief & Recovery Fund to help support nonprofits working with the most vulnerable residents in Mercer County and the surrounding region. The Fund has $1 million in contributions to date, including $250...

04/16/2020

The Rutgers School of Health Professions is conducting an anonymous, online survey to assess the unique challenges facing people with serious mental health conditions during the current pandemic. These results will help inform policy advocacy efforts and may help people with serious mental health conditions share ideas for coping with the pandemic. Please take a moment to complete this brief survey found at https://rutgers.ca1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_9FRNdMW137evJwF . Any questions about the survey, contact Dr. Aaron Levitt at [email protected] or (917) 658-8157.

04/14/2020

Despite day-to-day changes brought upon by the spread of the coronavirus, there are multiple avenues that veterans living in the state can pursue to receive proper medical treatment.

04/04/2020

NJ COVID-19 Dashboard

02/20/2020
07/29/2019

Traumatic brain injuries in children and adolescents is most often associated with hard floors, beds, football, stairs and bicycles, according to a new study.

06/03/2019

It started with an Army tweet asking about the value of military service, but that single tweet drew more than 10,000 responses -- many, very dark. With the ...

01/28/2019

2018 Russ Berrie Making A Difference Awards honoree Melissa Gertz founded Community Justice Center Cjc NJ to help New Jersey's disabled veterans get the benefits they earned while serving our country. Do you know an like Melissa? Nominate your hero at: berrieawards.ramapo.edu

TRENTON | January 19 Join us as it returns to Trenton!
01/11/2019

TRENTON | January 19
Join us as it returns to Trenton!

The 2019 Women's March on NJ returns to Trenton on Jan 19. Our mission is to unify our sisterhood, grounded in diversity, and uplift communities within it; to celebrate the unique beauty of our strengths and differences; and to build solidarity borne out of love, tolerance, understanding, support an...

CJC |  Don't Forget Us on   2018 -
11/25/2018

CJC | Don't Forget Us on 2018 -

Howdy Humans and Happy Holidays! When you ‪ ‬, Amazon donates 0.5% of all your purchases to the Community Justice Center! Bookmark this link and support CJC and our service to veterans every time you shop!

CJC | REMINDER: THIS WEEK!  We're Featured on Steve Adubato July 25 - 27! -
07/22/2018

CJC | REMINDER: THIS WEEK! We're Featured on Steve Adubato July 25 - 27! -

Howdy Humans! When you ‪ ‬, Amazon donates 0.5% of all your purchases to the Community Justice Center!  Bookmark this link and support CJC and our services every time you shop!  And don't forget to check out the video above, because I'm in it!

Executive Director Melissa Gertz will be featured on Steve Adubato this week, airing this Wednesday - Friday at 7pm as w...
07/22/2018

Executive Director Melissa Gertz will be featured on Steve Adubato this week, airing this Wednesday - Friday at 7pm as well!

Tune in this weekend to see 2018 Russ Berrie Making A Difference Awards honoree Melissa Gertz, founder of Community Justice Center, on State of Affairs with Steve Adubato. Times: Saturday: NJTV: 6 am and 5:30 pm, Thirteen: 8:30 am, FIOS 1: 6 am and 11:30 am. Sunday: NJTV at 8 am.

07/11/2018

Howdy Humans! When you ‪ ‬, Amazon donates 0.5% of all your purchases to the Community Justice Center!  Bookmark this link and support CJC and our services every time you shop!  And don't forget to check out the video above, because I'm in it!

06/26/2018

Women are at high risk for getting concussions from domestic violence. A neurologist and a social worker have paired up to try to get women the specific medical help and counseling that they need.

06/07/2018
CJC | Exciting News - Executive Director Wins 2018 Russ Berrie Making a Difference Award! -
05/23/2018

CJC | Exciting News - Executive Director Wins 2018 Russ Berrie Making a Difference Award! -

Howdy Humans! When you ‪ ‬, Amazon donates 0.5% of all your purchases to the Community Justice Center!  Bookmark this link and support CJC and our services every time you shop!  And don't forget to check out the video above, because I'm in it!

04/04/2018
On this 90th birthday of the late/great Maya Angelou and the 50th Anniversary of MLK's murder, we thought it fitting to ...
04/04/2018

On this 90th birthday of the late/great Maya Angelou and the 50th Anniversary of MLK's murder, we thought it fitting to share this exciting news - Executive Director Melissa Gertz has been chosen as a semi-finalist for the 2018 NJ Russ Berrie Making A Difference Award!

CJC | New & Noteworthy | Winter 2018 -
01/26/2018

CJC | New & Noteworthy | Winter 2018 -

We had a blast at last week's Tinsel & 'Tinis, thanks to the wonderful support of Skunktown Distillery, the musical talent of Chris Huff, and all of our volunteers! Click here to view Chris' performance, and find us on Facebook @ CJC NJ to view some Photos of the Fun!  

01/20/2018

CJC | Tinsel & 'Tinis - TOMORROW! Newsflash - Skunktown to Donate An Additional Drink!

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