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The New Jersey Division on Women (DOW) is a pioneering state agency that advances public discussion of issues critical to the women of New Jersey and provides leadership in the formulation of public policy in the development, coordination and evaluation of programs and services for women. DOW evaluates the effectiveness of program implementation and plans for the development of new programs and services.

The Division is also charged with establishing a liaison with state departments and other public and private agencies involved with laws, regulations and program development affecting women in joint efforts to expand opportunities for women. In this capacity, DOW collaborates with other state departments to understand and address the changing needs and concerns of women.