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Advocates for Children of New Jersey; Kids Count;
This data book assesses the well-being of children in Newark, New Jersey and provides the latest statistics and trend data in areas such as demographics, family economic security, food insecurity, child health, child protection, childcare, education, and teens. It also features a special section on young men of color in Newark in an attempt to identify how they respond to opportunities and challenges and understand the causes and implications of systematic inequality.
Robina Institute of Criminal Law and Criminal Justice;
New Jersey does not have a sentencing commission or sentencing guidelines. There are four broad categories of felony crimes in the state, and judges have a great deal of discretion to select a sentence from within the range of years associated with each category. The New Jersey State Parole Board, in its current form, was authorized by the Parole Act of 1979, which repealed and replaced the Parole Act of 1948. Until that time, there were four separate paroling authorities that each had jurisdiction over different segments of the offender population.
ACLU of New Jersey;
The United States and New Jersey face a mass incarceration crisis. Although New Jersey has seen a recent decline in its incarcerated population, close to 35,000 people are still housed in its prisons and jails. In fact, despite the recent decline, the size of New Jersey's prison population increased by 278 percent between 1975 and 2015.
Consortium for Policy Research in Education;
This working paper summarizes the results of a study of leadership in elementary and secondary schools. The study focused in particular on instructional leadership -- the extent to which school leaders focus on the core activities of teaching and learning -- and teacher leadership -- the extent to which teachers have input into school decision-making. This paper is drawn from the full report of the study, entitled "School Leadership Counts" (Ingersoll, Dougherty and Sirinides 2017), available at www.newteachercenter.org.
Delaware Valley Regional Planning Commission;
If you are a mayor, member of a governing body, or member of a Planning Board or Board of Adjustment , there is a good chance that you have been asked: "How can we reduce the negative impacts of new local development on our lives?" This brochure will assist you in answering that question by providing an overview of planning tools for addressing development impacts. It includes local examples of the most effective Transportation Smart Growth Strategies being employed in Central New Jersey and is meant to be a quick-reference guide for municipal leaders and planning staff.
The Camden Coalition;
Through the design and launch of Camden Delivers the Coalition developed targeted interventions within an ACO infrastructure to advance maternal health in a Medicaid-covered population. Key insights from this process include the need to:* Utilize data to understand community need and design interventions around that need* Establish a population health surveillance system to produce actionable data to intervene with a complex population* Institute a tiered intervention system targeted to identified need, and* Leverage and coordinate across existing resources in the community to reduce duplication.Going forward, with the infrastructure developed by the Coalition to collect and review health data, along with the intricate web of community partners and resources, the next step in this program is to enhance feedback loops between partners and to help navigate patients seamlessly between partners during the highly fragmented experience of managing a pregnancy and healthcare during the interconception period. A formal network of communication between patients, case workers, care managers, providers and community resources through more sophisticated use of data and convening will allow us to support vulnerable patients in an even more effective manner. The Coalition looks forward to playing this convener role and working across groups to the end of better care management services and improved health for women of maternal age in Camden.
Corporation for Enterprise Development (CFED);
The Assets & Opportunity Scorecard is a comprehensive look at Americans' financial security today and their opportunities to create a more prosperous future. It assesses the 50 states and the District of Columbia on 130 outcome and policy measures, which describe how well residents are faring and what states are doing to help them build and protect assets. The Scorecard enables states to benchmark their outcomes and policies against other states in five issue areas: Financial Assets & Income, Businesses & Jobs, Housing & Homeownership, Health Care, and Education.
Educational Fund to Stop Gun Violence;
"Risk-Based Firearm Policy Recommendations for New Jersey" is a 2016 report from the Ed Fund that provides recommendations for policy makers in The Garden State seeking to keep guns out of the hands of individuals with a history of violent behavior.
New Jersey Department of Health;
Calcium Carbide is a grayish-black lump or crystalline (sand-like) powder with a garlic-like odor. It is used to generate Acetylene gas, as a reducing agent, and in steel manufacturing and metal cutting.Calcium Carbide is on the Right to Know Hazardous Substance List because it is cited by DOT, NFPA and EPA.This chemical is on the Special Health Hazard Substance List.
Hurricane Sandy New Jersey Relief Fund;
As a funder of New Jersey's long-term recovery from Hurricane Sandy, our objective went beyond the collection and distribution of philanthropic dollars. The Relief Fund endeavored to be a committed partner, an empathetic ear, and an advocate for the communities and residents navigating a path forward. The following report describes our experiences and insights meeting recovery challenges, raising funds, and awarding grants. In sharing our story, we hope to recount the obstacles we faced and illuminate the lessons we learned with the ultimate goal of helping similar organizations deliver effective relief.
Rutgers Climate Institute;
For more than a decade, states and cities across the country have served a leadership role in advancing science-informed climate policy through city, state and multi-state efforts. The rapid pace by which state climate policy is emerging is evidenced by the number of new laws, directives and policies adopted in 2018 and the first half of 2019 alone. Currently, there is an active ongoing dialogue across the U.S. regarding the intersection of climate and equity objectives with efforts targeted at addressing needs of disadvantaged communities and consumers. This climate/equity intersection is due to several factors, including recognition by many cities and states that climate change is and will continue to have a disproportionate impact on certain populations and will exacerbate existing stressors faced by disadvantaged communities and consumers. Research indicates that a greater proportion of environmental burden exists in geographic areas with majority populations of people of color, low-income residents, and/or indigenous people. It is well known that certain households (including some that are low-income, African American, Latino, multi-family and rural) spend a larger portion on their income on home energy costs. States and stakeholders are realizing that a transition to a low-carbon future by mid-century will require significantly increased participation of disadvantaged communities and households in the benefits of climate and clean energy programs.