Cumberland County
New Jersey


Resolution Authorizing Sub-Award With The Walter Rand Institute For Providing Planning And Implementation Services For The Safe And Thriving Communities And Collaboration Program - $133,839.


Department:Prosecutor's OfficeSponsors:Deputy Director Darlene Barber, Freeholder George Castellini


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                        WHEREAS, The Cumberland County Prosecutor’s Office, through a multi- disciplinary group of stakeholders, “Cumberland Collective To Help Reverse Inequality and Violence Everywhere” (CC-THRIVE), will address youth violence, specifically gun and gang violence, and promote positive youth development in its three major urban centers, Vineland, Millville, and Bridgeton.  CC-THRIVE will engage in a strategic planning process toward implementing evidence based,/best practices to reduce and prevent gang and gun violence among 10 to 25 year olds in the three urban centers.  CC-THRIVE will also train school districts and law enforcement personnel in trauma informed practices, implicit bias to ensure trusting, and positive relationships for youth at school and with Police, and;

          WHEREAS, The Walter Rand Institute, Rutgers University, Camden, NJ, was approved as Sub-Recipient in the aforementioned Cooperative Agreement Initiative by the United States Department of Justice, Office of Justice Programs, Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention, and;

                        WHEREAS, The Walter Rand Institute at Rutgers University, Camden, NJ (“Sub recipient”), will facilitate the planning phase and the beginning of the implementation phase by gathering key stakeholders, data, information from focus groups, community meetings, and gather, provide and analyze necessary data (required and selected for analysis and review); and will design develop, and coordinate training for educators, community, law enforcement, and stakeholders in order to develop and provide a data driven shared framework evidenced based implementation model (s) to present to the Office of Justice Programs for review and approval, and;

          WHEREAS, the County Prosecutor's Office has expressed serious interest in developing their own local planning efforts, not only to implement strategies to prevent today’s youth from becoming tomorrow’s crime issues, but to also reduce violent crime today, and;

          WHEREAS, the Uniform Shared Services and Consolidation Act (N.J.S.A. 40:65-1 et seq.) provides that local units of government may enter into a contract for the joint provision of any service which either party to said agreement is empowered to render or perform within its own jurisdiction.


1.              That the agreement between The Senator Walter Rand Institute and the County of Cumberland for the Prosecutor's Office to provide Planning and Assessment services is hereby authorized in the form on file with the Clerk of this Board.

2.              That said funds shall be charged to Line Item Appropriation or Account No. G-02-P7-757-377-398 in the amount of $133, 839.00

3. That this sub award is for a period of one year commencing March 1, 2018.

          Passed and adopted at a regular meeting of the  Board of  Chosen Freeholders held at the Cumberland  County  Administration Building, 164 West Broad Street, Bridgeton,  New Jersey on Tuesday, February 27, 2018 at 6:00 p.m. prevailing time.


Meeting History

Feb 27, 2018 6:00 PM Video Board of Chosen Freeholders Regular Board Meeting
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MOVER:Darlene Barber, Deputy Director
SECONDER:George Castellini, Freeholder
AYES:George Castellini, Carol Musso, James F. Quinn, Joseph V. Sparacio, Jack Surrency, Darlene Barber, Joseph Derella