WRI is leading the strategic planning and facilitating implementation of the Cumberland Collective To Help Reverse Inequality & Violence Everywhere (CC THRIVE), a U.S. Department of Justice Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention-funded (OJJDP) initiative to address youth gang and gun violence in Cumberland County.

A $737,000 OJJDP grant is supporting this cross-sector effort to promote positive youth development and reduce youth violence in the county’s major urban centers.

Focused on Vineland, Bridgeton, and Millville, the initiative will bring together law enforcement; schools; parents; youth; elected officials; courts and probation; juvenile parole; child protection; representatives from health, housing, welfare, workforce development, and human services departments; mental and behavioral health and drug and alcohol providers; youth service organizations; and faith-leaders, to plan for and build a more peaceful future

WRI is serving as the strategic planning partner and will help facilitate the Collective as through implementation.