The NJ Department of Human Services (DHS), the Child Care Resource and Referral (CCR&R) agencies and their subcontractors shall not discriminate against any parent/applicant, their children or child care provider in any aspect of child care assistance program administration, including, but not limited to, the issuance of benefits, the conduct of administrative reviews, or any other program service, for reasons of age, race, color, sex, disability, religious creed, national origin or political belief, and as otherwise prohibited by State and Federal law.  The DHS, CCR&Rs and their subcontractors shall comply with Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 (42 U.S.C. 2000d et seq.), Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 (20 U.S.C. 1681 et seq.), Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 (29 U.S.C. 794), the Age Discrimination Act of 1975 (42 U.S.C. 6101 et seq.), and the New Jersey Law Against Discrimination (N. J. S. A. 10:5-1 et seq.).  Providers should be treated and should treat others with respect and dignity.
If you believe you have been discriminated against by the New Jersey Child Care Assistance Program (CCAP) because of race, color, disability, religion, national origin or another reason, you can contact the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Office for Civil Rights by mail, phone or through the complaint portal:
Department of Health and Human Services
200 Independence Avenue, SW
Room 509F, HHH Building
Washington, D.C. 20201
1-800-368-1019, 1-800-537-7697 (TDD)