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 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 When Researchers Step Away from their Computers and Into the Streets

WRI Executive Director Delivers Keynote Address for Local ‘Call to Action’ Forum

Gwendolyn Harris, Executive Director of the Walter Rand Institute, delivered the keynote address at Gateway Community Action Partnership’s community needs assessment on May 1st.  The forum was convened to provide voice for people whose lives are impacted by the social and health service network, and assist those individuals with identifying current community needs, increasing their understanding … Read more WRI Executive Director Delivers Keynote Address for Local ‘Call to Action’ Forum

WRI 2017 Student Staff Graduates

The staff of the Senator Walter Rand Institute for Public Affairs extends their congratulations and warmest wishes for a bright future to our May 2017 graduates. Celestina Anino – MA in Criminal Justice Project Assistant: Live Healthy Bridgeton Coalition, Planning Study for Ending Food Insecurity in Bridgeton City, Youth for Success Evaluation “This past year … Read more WRI 2017 Student Staff Graduates

Jennifer Hansen, Founder & Chairperson of The Hansen Foundation – 2017 South Jerseyan of the Year (Not-for-Profit Sector)

In recognition of her successful efforts to provide comprehensive addiction treatment in Atlantic County, the Walter Rand Institute for Public Affairs is honoring Jennifer Hansen as its Not-for-Profit Sector South Jerseyan of the Year. Jennifer’s dream to develop a much-needed addiction rehabilitation facility in Atlantic County came to fruition with the opening of the Hansen … Read more Jennifer Hansen, Founder & Chairperson of The Hansen Foundation – 2017 South Jerseyan of the Year (Not-for-Profit Sector)