WRI is now working with Steered Straight, Inc. on an evaluation of their Back to Classroom Initiative. Steered Straight, founded in 2000 by Michael DeLeon, aims to reach young people through motivational speaking, life-sharing seminars and an interactive curriculum to reduce the number of young people that enter the criminal justice system. Their efforts also try to help youth make better decisions by providing real-life examples of negative consequences that resulted from making poor decision making. WRI will be evaluating their Peer Leadership, Peer Journaling, and Motivational Assemblies at schools in Cumberland and Salem Counties — assessing the program’s impact on students.