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.
WRI has received a $150,000 grant, in collaboration with Dr. Mark Aakhus and his team in New Brunswick, to conduct interdisciplinary population health research. Camden and New Brunswick campuses will provide matching funds to support the effort.
Wholesale termination of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, or DACA, could cost the New Jersey economy $1.6 billion per year. To learn more about DACA and New Jersey read the full brief here.
The Walter Rand Institute is excited to announce that, through a competitive bidding process, we have earned the right to conduct Inspira Health Network’s next community health needs assessments in Cumberland, Gloucester, and Salem counties.
On Friday, December 15 Cumberland County Prosecutor Jennifer Webb-McRae unveiled the new Cumberland Collective To Help Reverse Inequality & Violence Everywhere (CC THRIVE) initiative.