New Jersey Partners in Policymaking Now Accepting Applications

New Jersey Partners in Policymaking Now Accepting Applications

Deadline extended to July 15, 2020

New Jersey Partners in Policymaking is a leadership development and advocacy education program for adults with developmental disabilities (over age 21) and family members of young children and transition age youth available through collaboration between The New Jersey Council on Developmental Disabilities, The Boggs Center on Developmental Disabilities, and Disability Rights New Jersey. The goal of this program is to prepare the next generation of disability advocates to work toward meaningful change in our state. 

The 2020-2021 Partners in Policymaking sessions are currently scheduled to take place using a hybrid model that combines virtual learning through the use of online technology and in-person training sessions, beginning in September 2020 and continuing through April 2021. The COVID-19 pandemic brings uncertainty with how long social-distancing measures will need to be in place. While we hope to be able to meet in person in January, the situation will be monitored and accommodations to continue with virtual learning will be made as needed. 

New Jersey Partners in Policymaking is committed to building a diverse group of participants that is reflective of the needs, geography, and cultural and ethnic backgrounds of New Jersey. The Partners program is now accepting applications from people with developmental disabilities and family members for the class of 2020-2021. 

Download the application to learn more about the program and how to apply

Applications must be received by July 15, 2020. Applicants will be notified of acceptance by July 30, 2020.  

Visit the NJ Partners in Policymaking page on The Boggs Center's web site for additional information.