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.


Current Work

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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Public Reports and Resources

An Analysis of Curfew Projects in Five Cities
Camden Juvenile Arrest Record Report
Camden Safer Cities
Crime in Camden City
Five City Crime Report
Half-Year Analysis of Part I Crime in Camden City
PRI-RE$PECT (Reentry Employment Service Programs Enhancing Community Transition)
Project Safe Neighborhoods

Related Projects

Camden County Police Department Crime Analysis
Camden Safer Cities Initiative
District Community Collaborative Boards
High-Risk Youth Offender Reentry and Family Strengthening Initiative
Jean Krauss Career Education Forums
Measuring Outcomes and Impact of Juvenile Reentry Services and Sanctions
Opportunity Reconnect-Camden