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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 

Key Information

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 Forward

Moving Out…Moving Forward - Video
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