The Senator Walter Rand Institute for Public Affairs conducts research, collects and analyzes data, and translates the findings for use by a broad range of stakeholders. We apply this knowledge toward policy development, program implementation, and organizational growth. In turn, we evaluate policies, programs, and organizations for effectiveness, further contributing to the research base available to decision-makers and practitioners.

Our work connects those that need it with the objective research and guidance necessary to make informed decisions and build sound strategies to advance the health, safety, and wellbeing of Southern New Jersey.

Focus Areas

Community and Organizational Development

Criminal Justice and Public Safety

Population Health and Wellness