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.
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.
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.
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.
LJAF’s Sustainable Public Finance initiative works to promote fiscal sustainability and the effective oversight of public funds.
LJAF pursues a number of high-leverage philanthropic opportunities that fall outside of our existing programmatic areas.
NEW YORK—The Laura and John Arnold Foundation (LJAF) announced today that Jeremy Travis, one of the nation’s preeminent criminal justice reformers, will join LJAF as senior vice president of criminal justice. Mr. Travis will lead LJAF’s criminal justice group, which will expand its reach with two additional hires announced today: Amy Solomon, a highly respected former director of policy for the Office of Justice Programs at the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ), will join the team as vice president of criminal justice policy; and Kristin Bechtel, a seasoned researcher who has led implementation of justice reforms across the country, will act as director of criminal justice research. Go to Press Release→
The Laura and John Arnold Foundation's core objective is to improve the lives of individuals by strengthening our social, governmental, and economic systems.