An implication of this study is how it helped create a “policy window opening” for teaching financial management to domestic survivors, said Andrea Hetling, an associate professor in the Edward J. Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy. Hetling said her experience helping domestic violence survivors at a New York City non-profit organization showed her how economic instability could act as a barrier.
But few government programs are able to help the long-term unemployed get back to work, said Carl Van Horn, the director of the Heldrich Center for Workforce Development at Rutgers. In general, workforce programs are designed for people who haven’t been out of work for long. They provide a short burst of cash to tide people over until they can get back to work, or help young people get a degree so they can get a higher-paying job.
A planning initiative primarily run by Rutgers University’s Edward J. Bloustein School for Planning and Policy has presented a report to the four townships along the Irvington Avenue Corridor — Maplewood, South Orange, Irvington and Newark — outlining recommendations on how to turn the 1.5-mile county road into a unified “complete street” by improving the area’s physical appearance and making it more friendly to pedestrians and bicyclists.
Orange Mayor Dwayne Warren recently announced that the Rutgers University Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy in New Brunswick has completed its “Orange Complete Streets” study of the city and its environs. Warren said the study, conducted by graduate students attending the university, was presented at City Hall on North Day Street on Wednesday, Jan. 28, at the regularly scheduled Orange Planning Board meeting.