New Jersey Council on Developmental Disabilities Employment Position Statement

New Jersey

State Policies & Initiatives: 
Policy
The New Jersey Council on Developmental Disabilities commends and supports the April 26, 2012 announcement by Governor Christie that the State of New Jersey's has adopted an "Employment First" policy. It is the position of the Council that integrated, competitive employment should be:
 
1. the first option considered when developing individual services for people with developmental disabilities; and
 
2. the preferred outcome of services provided by the Departments of Education, Human Services, Labor & Workforce Development, and Law & Public Safety.
 
Systems: 
  • Department of Workforce Development
  • Department of Education
  • Other
Topics: 
  • Customized Employment
  • Home and Community Based Services (HCBS)
  • Employer Engagement
  • Cross-Agency Collaboration / Partnerships
Date Enacted: 
04/26/2012
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