Countering Violent Extremism

The Global Peace Foundation has successfully secured a U.S. Department of Homeland Security Countering Violent Extremism Grant to implement a Train-the-Trainer and Cross-Community Engagement Program in New Jersey.

Abandoned Housing Study and Solutions

The Financial Wellness Institute, a nonprofit financial education organization, and Land Dimensions, a land use planning/engineering company, recognize the continuing legacy of decreased property values as a result of the continued state of housing foreclosures in the South Jersey Region.  They believe in coalition building to address the foreclosure issue, while at the same time matching new homeowners with homes they can afford.  

Steered Straight Inc., Back to Classroom Evaluation Begins

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.

First Burlington County Collective Youth Committee Meeting

On Tuesday January 23, 2018, the Burlington County Prosecutor’s Office spearheaded a multi-disciplinary collaborative meeting, encompassing all youth serving committees in bold pursuit of increased information sharing, synergies and streamlining of efforts.