New law launches expands The Clayton Model in New Jersey’s schools; WRI to lead evaluation

An innovative social-emotional learning (SEL) program established in the Clayton Public School District will be expanded in up to 30 schools across New Jersey, thanks to a legislative effort that became law on May 11, 2021. Implementation of the program will be evaluated by the Senator Walter Rand Institute for Public Affairs at Rutgers University–Camden.

SJIPH announces new funding initiative

SJIPH is now accepting proposals for innovative, shared research projects between Rowan University and Rutgers University-Camden researchers and community-based organizations in Burlington, Camden, Gloucester, Cumberland, Salem, Atlantic, and Cape May Counties. Grants will be made up to $20,000.

Municipal Variation in COVID-19 Case Rates in New Jersey

Safeguarding health, improving the economy, and promoting wellness will require decisions about how to mobilize and allocate assets across the state. With the goal of providing information to aid these decisions, this brief describes the timeline of COVID-19 progression at the municipality-level across New Jersey.

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Criminal Justice & Public Safety

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Community Development

Helping organizations and communities think strategically and grow in collaborative ways.


Supporting expansion of school-based social emotional learning interventions for all students.

The tracker plots new cases and deaths in counties across New Jersey. It is updated weekly.