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July 2018

Statement by the Laura and John Arnold Foundation in Response to the Report on Bail Reform Issued by the Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights

As a supporter in the development and use of pretrial risk assessments, the Laura and John Arnold Foundation (LJAF) reaffirms their valuable role in a larger effort to reduce unnecessary and unjust pretrial detention. The statement on bail reform principles released by the Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights (LCCHR) highlights several goals our … Read More

New Non-Profit Will Lead Education Reform Efforts for the Foundation

Moving forward, the Laura and John Arnold Foundation (LJAF) will seek to support local education leaders by funding a newly created non-profit organization called The City Fund.  The goal of the The City Fund will be to increase the number of students who have access to a great public education, so they can further their … Read More

Pennsylvania Supreme Court Upholds Philadelphia’s Tax on Sweetened Beverages

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Trading Up: Life Lessons with Philanthropist John Arnold

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Pretrial Risk Assessment Now Available to All Interested Jurisdictions; Research Advisory Board Announced

NEW YORK – The Laura and John Arnold Foundation (LJAF) is expanding access to a suite of resources that will help jurisdictions implement its pretrial risk assessment, known as the Public Safety Assessment (PSA), while convening an advisory board that includes a retired judge, mathematician, and leading scholars. The expert panel will guide LJAF as … Read More