On April 5, 2018 Walter Rand Institute Faculty Fellow Michael Hayes presented findings from his report at WRI’s Forum About South Jersey. More than 80 people attended the Forum to learn about the distribution of state funds to municipalities across New Jersey.
In honor of his long and distinguished career as a public servant and pillar of the community, the Walter Rand Institute for Public Affairs is honoring the Honorable Governor James J. Florio as its Public Sector South Jerseyan of the Year. Governor James Florio is a Founding Partner of Florio, Perrucci, Steinhardt & Fader and … Read more of James J. Florio Named 2018 South Jerseyan of the Year…
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.
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.
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.
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.