LJAF’s Criminal Justice initiative aims to advance community safety and the values of equity, fairness, effectiveness, and racial justice.
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.
In response to the growing national interest in pretrial reform and demand for risk assessment to aid courts in making release or detention decisions, the Laura and John Arnold Foundation plans to dramatically expand access to its Public Safety Assessment and broaden the level of research on its use and effectiveness. 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.