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Leila Walsh

Laura and John Arnold Foundation to continue data-driven criminal justice effort launched under the Obama Administration

WASHINGTON, D.C.—The Laura and John Arnold Foundation (LJAF) announced today that it is dramatically expanding its efforts to use data and analytics in order to address challenges in the criminal justice system. Former White House advisors Lynn Overmann and Kelly Jin have joined the Foundation to continue the work they began under the Obama Administration’s … Read More

2016 Laura and John Arnold Foundation Annual Report

The Laura and John Arnold Foundation today issued its 2016 Annual Report, “Reforming Systems to Improve Lives.” The report explains that LJAF’s approach to philanthropy is focused on identifying effective, sustainable solutions that address the root causes of a problem. Laura and John Arnold stated that this approach has begun to demonstrate success in several … Read More

Kelli Rhee Named Executive Vice President, Chief Strategy Officer

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 … Read More

Laura and John Arnold Foundation awards $1 million in research grants to help address opioid crisis

HOUSTON, TX—The opioid epidemic is now considered to be one of the worst drug crises in U.S. history. More than 28,000 people die every year from heroin and other opioids, and the number of fatal heroin overdoses alone has increased by 439 percent in the past two decades. The problem impacts individuals, families, and society … Read More

Laura and John Arnold Foundation Issues Requests for Letters of Interest/Proposals

The Laura and John Arnold Foundation (LJAF) recently issued solicitations for Letters of Interest and Proposals from organizations with innovative ideas for addressing a number of pressing and persistent challenges. The eight Requests for Letters of Interest and one Request for Proposals are intended to further LJAF’s work in several key areas, including criminal justice, … Read More