- The Monmouth County Human Relations Commission was
established by resolution in April, 1990 by the Board of Chosen
Freeholders, after substantial input from community leaders from all walks
of life, the Prosecutor’s Office and the Freeholders.
- The ultimate goal of the Commission is to combat
bias/hate crime related incidents through the combined efforts of
government law enforcement agencies, community corporations, and
educational leaders from within our county.
- Upon the reporting of any incident, prompt action is
taken with pro-active measures set in motion to facilitate fair and just
solutions to prevent further crimes; violence, prejudice or discrimination
in our multi-cultural society.
- Since its inception, it has been the mission of the
Monmouth County Human Relations Commission to constantly address, broaden
and update all laws that can add to the effectiveness of this Commission
to improve the quality of life for all citizens by eliminating racial and
religious difference through understanding.
- There are approximately 60 commissioners to oversee
the workings of the Commission to assure the execution of the mission
- A constantly supervised hotline is in place 24 hours
a day to respond appropriately to any and all emergencies that fall within
- The Commission provides a comprehensive “New Member Packet” for those persons or
organizations wishing to participate with us in accomplishing our goals.
- We provide a Speaker’s Bureau for those that request
guest speakers willing to share their expertise and covering all aspects
of our organization. These speakers are provided without charge, and
specific topics are suggested to provide full information requested by the
- The Commission stages periodic forums to address
problems that might arise between the police and the public. Police are
present to engage in question and answer sessions during which the public
is encouraged to participate.
Commission functions under the headings of three core teams:
Police/Community Relations, Youth
Awareness, and Economic Issues. Frequent meetings are held, usually monthly, for discussion of
progress on all issues and to remain aware of where
Commission can be of help.