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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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Moonshot: Accelerating the Pace of Cancer Research

Every day, thousands of men and women across the nation receive a diagnosis that will change their life and the lives of their family members and loved ones. Each one of us has been affected by cancer. Some are patients or survivors; others are relatives, co-workers, neighbors, and friends. We are all invested in finding cures, because as Vice President Joe Biden said, for us, the fight is personal. Go to Blog Post →

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Policy Labs: Research Partnerships for More Effective Government

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News Article

Harris County announces screening process to guide bail decisions

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Laura and John Arnold Foundation's core objective is to address our nation's most pressing and persistent challenges using evidence-based, multi-disciplinary approaches.