Justice Department settles with Newark Public Schools to protect English-language learners

NEWARK, NJ — The Justice Department has reached a settlement with Newark Public Schools to resolve the department’s investigation into the school district’s programs for its students who are English-language learners, announced Rachael A. Honig, acting U.S. attorney for the District of New Jersey, and Kristen Clarke, assistant attorney general of the Justice Department’s Civil […]

Attorney general joins coalition urging Senate to pass Equality Act

TRENTON, NJ — Attorney General Gurbir S. Grewal announced June 23 that he has joined a coalition of attorneys general in urging the U.S. Senate to pass the Equality Act, which would expand federal civil rights laws to protect individuals from discrimination on the basis of their sexual orientation or gender identity. New Jersey and […]

Preliminary numbers show 65-percent increase in NJ bias incidents in one year

TRENTON, NJ — Attorney General Gurbir Grewal announced that, according to preliminary data, 944 bias incidents were reported to New Jersey law enforcement in 2019, a 65-percent increase from 2018. The figure — which is likely to change somewhat as law enforcement reconciles end-of-year reports — represents the highest annual total of bias incidents reported […]