ODEP Disability Employment Initiative 2010

New Jersey

The New Jersey Department of Labor and Workforce Development will build their DEI project upon earlier Work Incentive Grant and Disability Program Navigator grant activities. The approach utilizes Rehabilitation Services Administration Technical Assistance and Continuing Education training for One-Stop Career Center staff and the Medicaid Infrastructure Grant to conduct outreach to employers and expand the availability of Technical Assistance Centers, as well as market discoverAbility events. Other strategic approaches include year round career exploration, career education and planning, self assessment, and work readiness skills training and apprenticeship opportunities through the Youth Transitions to Work program. Another key strategy will be focused on the development of self-employment opportunities, including working with the Business Leadership Network’s Disability Supplier Diversity Program to certify companies as disability owned and operated companies.
 
State Policies & Initiatives: 
Systems-Change Funding
Systems: 
  • Department of Rehabilitation Services
  • Department of Mental Health
  • Department of Workforce Development
  • Department of Education
  • Medicaid Agencies
Topics: 
  • Self-Employment
  • School-to-Work Transition
  • Mental Health
  • Cross-Agency Collaboration / Partnerships
  • Resource Leveraging
Date Enacted: 
07/01/2010
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