The Walter Rand Institute 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 and program implementation. In turn, we evaluate policies and programs for effectiveness, further contributing to the research base available to decision-makers and practitioners.
Our work connects those who need it with the objective research and guidance necessary to make informed decisions about criminal justice and safety policy, and program implementation.
WRI is also a sought-after backbone organization with a long history of facilitating collaborative justice and safety initiatives.
Opioid Abuse Jail Diversion Program Planning and Evaluation
WRI is working with Camden County Correctional Facility to plan and evaluate their US Department of Justice-funded opioid abuse diversion program.
Steered Straight Inc. Back to Classroom Evaluation
WRI is working with Steered Straight, Inc. on an evaluation of their Back to Classroom Initiative.
Burlington County Juvenile Delinquency Prevention Planning Board
The Burlington County Juvenile Delinquency Prevention Planning Board is a county-wide juvenile delinquency prevention planning and implementation effort funded by the NJ Office of the Attorney General.
Co-Occurring Reentry Program Evaluation
WRI is evaluating the Second Chance Reentry Program for Adults with Co-Occurring Substance Abuse and Mental Health Disorders at the Camden County Correctional Facility.
Cumberland County Positive Youth Development Coalition
The Cumberland County Positive Youth Development Coalition is the first county-wide juvenile delinquency prevention planning and implementation effort in the state.
Juvenile Delinquency Planning and Prevention
The New Jersey Office of the Attorney General contracts with WRI to provide technical assistance and capacity building to municipal juvenile delinquency prevention coalitions as part of the State’s crime prevention efforts.
Youth for Success Initiative Evaluation
WRI is evaluating the implementation and impact of the Youth for Success Initiative, an effort to keep at-risk youth out of the juvenile justice system.
Public Reports and Resources