Population Health on the Move

Since its inception, the Walter Rand Institute has addressed determinants of health in the Southern New Jersey region. Momentum behind this work has accelerated over the last five years, and population health is now a core strategic focus of WRI. WRI’s impact on population health across Southern New Jersey has grown rapidly. Here is a … Read more of Population Health on the Move

WRI Issues Prestigious Faculty Fellow Awards

  WRI has named Dr. Melanie Bowers, assistant professor of political science and public policy and administration, and Dr. Michael Hayes, assistant professor of public policy and administration, as WRI Faculty Fellows. Dr. Bowers’ research focuses on urban and minority politics and policy in the United States; her central motivation is to understand the sources … Read more of WRI Issues Prestigious Faculty Fellow Awards

$737,000 for Youth Violence in Cumberland County

  The Cumberland County Prosecutor’s Office has received a $737,000 three-year federal grant to address youth gang and gun violence. The Walter Rand Institute is proud to be a central partner to the work. Funding from the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention will support CC-THRIVE (Cumberland County To Help Reverse Inequality & Violence … Read more of $737,000 for Youth Violence in Cumberland County

Dr. Gwendolyn Harris Retires from the Walter Rand Institute for Public Affairs

On June 13 Rutgers University and the New Jersey community celebrated Dr. Gwendolyn Harris’ retirement from a distinguished career in public service. More than 75 luminaries gathered to help Dr. Harris launch her life’s next chapter. Chancellor Phoebe Haddon MC’ed the event. Assemblywoman Pat Egan Jones, State Senator Nilsa Cruz-Perez, and Assemblyman Arthur Barclay honored … Read more of Dr. Gwendolyn Harris Retires from the Walter Rand Institute for Public Affairs

When Researchers Step Away from their Computers and Into the Streets

The Cumberland County Positive Youth Development Coalition (CCPYDC) brings together stakeholders from a number of sectors including education, law enforcement, social services, faith-based institutions, and youth serving organizations, in order to reduce juvenile delinquency and prevent those already involved in the juvenile system from becoming involved in the adult criminal justice system. Normally, the Walter … Read more of When Researchers Step Away from their Computers and Into the Streets