Information on the Closure of Developmental Centers
The Final Report of the Task Force on the Closure of State Developmental Centers (August 2012) issued binding recommendations to close North Jersey Developmental Center, followed by Woodbridge Developmental Center.
In accordance with the United States’ Supreme Court Olmstead decision, states must provide community living options and other supports to individuals with disabilities who do not require institutionalized care. The closure of North Jersey Developmental Center advances New Jersey’s efforts in this regard.
North Jersey Developmental Center was closed as of July 1, 2014 and Woodbridge Developmental Center was closed as of January 9, 2015, in accordance with any applicable collective negotiations agreement and Civil Service laws and regulations.
DRNJ v. Velez II - Settlement Agreement - October 2009
Blueprint for the Closure of North Jersey Developmental Center and Woodbridge Developmental Center
Why Close a Developmental Center
North Jersey Developmental Center Fact Sheet
Woodbridge Developmental Center Fact Sheet
Placement Preference Survey
Community Living Information
Good Neighbors, Community Living for People with Disabilities
Moving Out…Moving Forward - Video