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Criminal Justice

LJAF’s Criminal Justice initiative aims to reduce crime, increase public safety, and ensure the criminal justice system operates as fairly and cost-effectively as possible.

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Education

LJAF’s investments in K-12 education seek to advance the portfolio model of school governance, an alternative structure that promotes a decentralized administration, more school choice for families, and increased flexibility and accountability for educators.

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Evidence-Based Policy and Innovation

LJAF supports initiatives that encourage governments and nonprofit organizations to help build the evidence base for social interventions and to consider reliable evidence as one of the primary factors in their decisions.

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Research Integrity

LJAF’s Research Integrity initiative aims to improve the reliability and validity of scientific research across fields that inform governmental policy, philanthropic endeavors, and individual decision making.

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Sustainable Public Finance

LJAF’s Sustainable Public Finance initiative works to promote fiscal sustainability and the effective oversight of public funds.

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New Initiatives

LJAF pursues a number of high-leverage philanthropic opportunities that fall outside of our existing programmatic areas.

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Kelli Rhee Named Executive Vice President, Chief Strategy Officer

HOUSTON, TX—The Laura and John Arnold Foundation (LJAF) today announced that Kelli Rhee has been named executive vice president and chief strategy officer. A member of the LJAF team since June 2013, Rhee previously served as vice president of venture development. In her new role, she will be responsible for developing and refining the Foundation’s overall strategy, and overseeing each programmatic team to ensure that its grantmaking is aligned to the Foundation’s mission and to the work of the other teams. Go to Press Release→

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New Report: Austin’s Public Pension Problems Put Booming City at Risk

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New Report: Dallas Pension Crisis a Warning for Cities Across Texas

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The Laura and John Arnold Foundation's core objective is to improve the lives of individuals by strengthening our social, governmental, and economic systems.