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No, the Princeton Civil Rights Commission is an informal process to mutually resolve discrimination and has no legal authority. The Commission encourages anyone seeking a legal remedy to use the State of New Jersey Civil Rights Commission to resolve their issue. All parties will be advised that regardless of any informal process, you have only 180 days from the date the discrimination occurred to make a claim with the NJ Civil Rights Commission or Superior Court.
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Please be advised that any issues must be brought to the NJ Department of Civil Rights within 180 days.
For further information, please see our Guidelines, Policies and Procedures (PDF).
No, only state and federal agencies have the authority to make a determination on discrimination. The Princeton Civil Rights Commission can provide information about how to seek protections based on state and federal law. However, the Civil Rights Commission does provide an informal mechanism for parties to work together to resolve issues surrounding discrimination.
If you believe you have been subject to discrimination you can make an application for assistance through a number of avenues:
Once the application is received by the Human Services Department they will provide the following assistance: