WRI Advisory Board Member Opinion Article

The Honorable Mayor Albert B. Kelly (City of Bridgeton) recently wrote an article on the work of the Cumberland County Positive Youth Development Coalition (CCPYDC) and the group’s continued efforts to, “…reduce the number of kids who become part of the juvenile justice system, [and help] kids already involved in the system from getting absorbed into a life that … Read more WRI Advisory Board Member Opinion Article

Freeholder Joe Derella Named South Jerseyan of the Year

“(CUMBERLAND COUNTY, N.J.) — Cumberland County Freeholder Director Joe Derella has been named “Public Sector South Jerseyan of the Year” by the Walter Rand Institute for Public Affairs at Rutgers University Camden.  Derella received the award during a special recognition dinner held on Thursday, May 4th, 2017 at the Scotland Run Golf Club where he … Read more Freeholder Joe Derella Named South Jerseyan of the Year

WRI Faculty Fellow – Featured Articles

WRI Faculty Fellow Shauna Shames’ assessment on the distribution of public goods across North, Central, and South Jersey has received much attention since its publication and presentation in early December.  The report, which details South Jersey’s disproportionate allotment of resources, can be found in its entirety on WRI’s website and has been featured by the following news sources: CBS … Read more WRI Faculty Fellow – Featured Articles

WRI Director Comments on Youth-Parent Housing

WRI’s Executive Director Gwendolyn Harris was recently quoted in an article regarding the rate at which young adults live with their parents in New Jersey.  The full article is available at The Inquirer.

Local Freeholders Declare June “Gun Safety and Violence Awareness Month”

The Cumberland County Board of Chosen Freeholders has declared June to be Gun Safety and Violence Awareness Month.  Citing an increase in fatal shootings and youth firearm arrests between 2012 and 2014, the importance of gun safety in the county is a primary concern of both elected officials and groups such as the Cumberland County Positive Youth Development Coalition (CCPYDC). Full … Read more Local Freeholders Declare June “Gun Safety and Violence Awareness Month”