New Jersey Statewide Navigation Bar
NJ Department of Law & Public Safety Home
 
 
 
L&PS home page contact us news headlines about us frequently asked questions library employment opportunities available grants proposed regulations
L&PS highlights graphic
 

These divisions and independent agencies listed below are under the direction of the Attorney General.

division & independent agency summaries:
division summaries:
  Division of Alcoholic Beverage Control
  Division on Civil Rights
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
independent agency summaries:
 
 

Election Law Enforcement Commission

  State Ethics Commission
  Juvenile Justice Commission
division summaries:
 

Division of Alcoholic Beverage Control

The division regulates and licenses the manufacture, distribution, sale and transportation of all alcoholic beverages and enforces such laws within the state and oversees the municipal licensing of retail sales.


back to summaries list I top of page top


Division on Civil Rights

The division administers and enforces the state’s Law Against Discrimination. The law guarantees equal opportunities in employment and equal access to housing, places of public accommodation and credit without regard to race, creed, color, national origin, ancestry, sex, marital status, sexual orientation or disability. The division also administers the New Jersey Family Leave Act and the state’s statute prohibiting discrimination in employment on public contracts.

back to list I top of page top


Division of Consumer Affairs

The division polices the commercial marketplace and protects customers and businesses from dishonest business practices. The division enforces the Consumer Fraud Act and administers 56 professional and occupational licensing boards, the Office of Consumer Protection, the Office of Enforcement, the Bureau of Securities, the Office of Weights and Measures, the Charitable Registration Unit and the Legalized Games of Chance Control Commission.

back to list I top of page top


 

Division of Criminal Justice

The division exercises the responsibilities and powers of the Attorney General by enforcing criminal law and prosecuting criminal activity in the state. The division coordinates and provides the leadership to the 21 county prosecutors and other law enforcement agencies that is necessary to achieve uniformity in the New Jersey criminal justice system.

back to list I top of page top


Division of Elections

The Division is charged with the orderly conduct of elections in New Jersey, Officially established in 1979 the division is responsible for state and federal elective offices, state ballot questions and bond issues placed on the ballot. The division assists county election officials, county clerks and the public on matters of election administration and also certifies candidates for the ballot. It also certifies and publishes election results, certifies voting machines and manages the State voter registration program to ensure compliance with the national Voter Registration Act of 1993.

back to list I top of page top


Division of Gaming Enforcement

The division investigates applicants seeking casino and casino-related licenses. The division reviews and audits casino operations and investigates and prosecutes all violations of the Casino Control Act.

back to list I top of page top


Division of Highway Traffic Safety

The division develops and administers grants for programs that are designed to ensure safety on all New Jersey highways. Implemented by government agencies, corporations and community and volunteer groups, the division’s programs focus on enforcement, education and public information.

back to list I top of page top


Division of Law

The division serves as legal counsel for all state government departments and agencies. The division is responsible for all pending state legal matters, including administrative hearings, appeals and cases in state and federal trial courts. The division also responds to hundreds of government requests for legal advice each day.

back to list I top of page top


New Jersey Racing Commission

The commission oversees New Jersey’s seven thoroughbred and harness track associations and regulates racing at the state’s five racetracks. The commission licenses participants, allocates racing dates, regulates pari-mutuel takeout, supervises veterinary examinations and conducts comprehensive drug testing of racing participants and horses.

back to list I top of page top


Division of State Police

The division conducts criminal investigations, enforces traffic laws on interstate highways, provides forensic laboratory services to local law enforcement agencies and protects life and property on coastal and inland waters. In addition, the division provides police protection and services for rural communities throughout the state and is also authorized to enforce county and municipal laws. The State Police Superintendent serves as Director of Emergency Management.


back to list I top of page top

independent agency summaries:
 

Victims of Crime Compensation Board

The board assists victims of violent crime who have suffered personal injuries. The board compensates innocent victims for nonreimbursable medical expenses and loss of earnings incurred as a result of crime-related injuries. In the case of the death of the victim, compensation may be paid for funeral expenses and loss of support to dependents of the deceased victim.


back to list I top of page top


Election Law Enforcement Commission

Administers and enforces laws requiring disclosure of campaign contributions and expenditures made by candidates and organizations participating in state, county and local elections. The commission also regulates lobbyists and may accept and institute complaints, issue subpoenas, conduct investigations, issue advisory opinions, levy civil penalties, and forward to prosecuting officials evidence of willful and knowing violations.


back to list I top of page top


State Ethics Commission

The commission administers and enforces the New Jersey Conflict of Interest Law. The commission has jurisdiction over state officers and employees in the executive branch and is authorized to initiate, receive, hear and review complaints, as well as conduct investigations and hold hearings.


back to list I top of page top


Juvenile Justice Commission

The commission develops and implements strategies for the punishment and rehabilitation of juvenile offenders. The commission is responsible for the planning, policy development and facility operations of the juvenile justice system. In addition, the agency provides a continuum of services, including prevention, intervention, incarceration, education and aftercare.


back to list I top of page top

 
bottom navigation graphic
departmental: oag home | contact us | news | about us | faqs | library | employment | divisions, programs and units | services from a-z
statewide: njhome | my new jersey | people | business | government | departments | search
 
Copyright © State of New Jersey

New Jersey Home My New Jersey People Business Government Departments New Jersey Home Contact Us Privacy Notice Legal Statement more news More Highlights