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New Jersey

State Legislation & Prevention Scorecards

Choose a state on the map to show their SVPA Prevention Scorecard and any current legislation that covers sexual violence prevention.

SVPA Policy Score

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82

General

  • Does the state have an active task force or coalition that is dedicated to sexual violence?
  • Is the coalition up to date?
  • Does the state have an active task force or coalition that is dedicated to sexual violence prevention?
  • Is there a State Government committee/commission that addresses sexual violence?
  • Does the State offer a reporting hotline?
  • Does the State define "consent"?
  • Does the State definition of consent require "freely given consent" or "affirmative consent"?
  • Does developmental disabilities and/or mental capacity impact the victim's ability to consent?
  • Does consciousness impact the victim's ability to consent?
  • Does intoxication impact the victim's ability to consent?
  • Does the relationship between the victim and actor impact the victim's ability to consent?
  • Is marital rape considered the same as non-marital rape?
  • Does the State have a maximum age difference between the victim and defendant?
  • Does the state have a law regarding non-consensaul intimate image abuse (ie revenge porn)?
  • Does the state have a law regarding deepfake pornography (ie ai porn)?
  • Does state law prohibit people who have been convicted of domestic violence misdemeanors from having firearms?
  • Does state law require abusers convicted of domestic violence misdemeanors to turn in their firearms when they become prohibited from having them?
  • Does state law prohibit all people under final domestic violence restraining orders from having firearms?
  • 16/36

K-12

  • Is education on violence prevention required?
  • Is education on consent required?
  • Is sex ed required?
  • Is sex ed required to be evidence-based?
  • Is sex ed required to be LGBTQ+ inclusive?
  • Is sex education required to be culturally appropriate?
  • Is education on healthy relationships required?
  • Is education on healthy relationships comprehensive?
  • Does the state require healthy relationship educators to be trained/qualified?
  • Does the state have an opt-out policy for sex ed?
  • Does the state have an opt-out policy for healthy relationship education?
  • 8/22

Colleges

  • Is there a state policy/regulation for campus sexual misconduct?
  • Does the state policy for campus sexual misconduct define consent?
  • Does the campus sexual misconduct policy require institutions to provide regular training for students and/or staff?
  • Does the campus sexual misconduct policy require institutions to provide regular training specifically regarding prevention for students and/or staff?
  • Does the campus sexual misconduct policy allow amnesty for individuals reporting instances of campus sexual misconduct?
  • Does the state have anti-hazing laws?
  • Do the anti-hazing laws have a consent clause?
  • Are colleges required to collect climate surveys?
  • 3/16

Companies

  • Does the state require companies to provide sexual violence prevention training?
  • Does the state require companies to provide anti-harassment training?
  • Does the state require companies to have anti-discrimination policies or training?
  • Does the state require notice of employee rights to be free from sexual harassment and/or do they send a copy of the anti-harassment policy?
  • Does the state require anti-discrimination protections for survivors?
  • Does the state require reasonable accommodations for survivors?
  • Does the state require access to paid safe leave from work for survivors?
  • Does the standard for workplace sexual violence specify that a single incident of harassment is sufficient to create a hostile work environment?
  • Does the state require companies to limit non-disclosure agreements?
  • Do the laws provide protections for subcontractors, vendors, consultants, and others providing contracted services?
  • Do the laws cover all employers including small companies?
  • 4/22
NJ S54
An Act concerning domestic violence and sexual assault training for judges and judicial personnel and amending P.L.1991, c.261

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