Press Releases

New Center Launches to Help Governments Reduce Fines and Fees

Philadelphia, PA: With city and county governments typically spending more than half of their annual budgets on public safety and criminal justice operations and programs, PFM today announced the launch of the Center for Justice & Safety Finance (CJSF). As part of its launch, CJSF announced it has been awarded a $1.2 million grant from … Read More

Arnold Foundation Statement on FIRST STEP Act

We applaud Congress for passing the FIRST STEP Act, the most significant federal criminal justice reform bill in years. The strong bipartisan support for FIRST STEP’s commonsense measures — rewarding good behavior, supporting people leaving federal prisons so they can successfully reenter society, compassionately releasing the elderly and terminally ill, ending the shackling of pregnant … Read More

Arnold Foundation announces funding for first-of-its-kind addiction treatment rating system

The Laura and John Arnold Foundation (LJAF) today announced a $1.3 million grant to the national nonprofit Shatterproof to pilot the first addiction treatment rating system. The system will be an important step toward ensuring patients with opioid use disorder receive tested forms of medical treatment. Only one in 10 Americans with opioid use disorder … Read More

Arrest Rate Plummets to Historic Low in California

SAN FRANCISCO, December 3, 2018—California’s arrest rate has declined by more than half since its peak in 1989, according to a report released today by the Public Policy Institute of California (PPIC). In the first statewide examination of long-term trends in the state, the report finds that the demographics of who is arrested have also … Read More

Gun Violence Research Collaborative to Release First Request for Research Proposals in January, Names Advisory Committee

The National Collaborative on Gun Violence Research, a philanthropic fund that will support scientific research on gun policy, announced today that it will release its first request for proposals in early January 2019 and award up to $10 million in research funding during its first round of grantmaking. The collaborative also announced the appointment of … Read More