New law launches expands The Clayton Model in New Jersey’s schools; WRI to lead evaluation

An innovative social-emotional learning (SEL) program established in the Clayton Public School District will be expanded in up to 30 schools across New Jersey, thanks to a legislative effort that became law on May 11, 2021. Implementation of the program will be evaluated by the Senator Walter Rand Institute for Public Affairs at Rutgers University–Camden.

Assessing Human Needs Services in Camden County

WRI joins the Community Planning and Advocacy Council (CPAC) in Camden County as its research partner, focused on evaluating the efficacy of current services and assessing needs. The Human Services Needs Assessment in Camden County will employ quantitative and qualitative analysis using a mix of county data mining, stakeholder interviews, and virtual focus groups to determine the county’s priority needs and service areas.

Preparing HeroCare Connect for the Future

HeroCare Connect is a partnership of Deborah Heart and Lung Center and Cooper University Health Care serving veterans, active duty, and retired military and their families. Since March 2020, WRI, along with consultants who bring expertise on the population and legislative aspect of this project, have been assisting with aligning the program goals with the MISSION Act to become a model of specialty health care service for veterans, active duty, and retired military in the area