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Laura and John Arnold Foundation launches major initiative to transform probation and parole, reduce revocations to prison

There are twice as many people under community supervision than in jails and prisons Approximately 350,000 people on supervision land in prison or jail each year, often for violating supervision conditions rather than committing a new crime Washington, D.C. – The Laura and John Arnold Foundation (LJAF) today announced a major new initiative to make … Read More

$6.6 million grant from Laura and John Arnold Foundation to fund Texas Policy Lab at Rice University

HOUSTON – Rice University’s School of Social Sciences will launch an effort this fall to work side-by-side with Texas’ officeholders and state agencies to solve some of the state’s most pressing problems. The Texas Policy Lab, which is supported by a $6.6 million grant from the Laura and John Arnold Foundation (LJAF), will use cutting-edge … Read More

The Square One Project unites researchers, policymakers, practitioners to conceptualize a new criminal justice paradigm

Washington, D.C. – The Square One Project, a three-year initiative to rethink justice policies from top to bottom, launched today at D.C.’s National Press Club. Square One brings together a diverse cross-section of academics, policymakers, and community organizers to re-examine traditional responses to crime and envision a new paradigm that can address systemic inequalities such … Read More

Three national foundations commit $30 million to Civica Rx, a groundbreaking effort to address shortages, high prices of life-saving medications

Laura and John Arnold Foundation, Peterson Center on Healthcare and Gary and Mary West Foundation each commit $10 million to new, not-for-profit generic drug company Houston; New York; and San Diego – To address the critical risks posed to patients from chronic shortages and rising prices of life-saving generic medications, three national foundations committed $30 … Read More

Laura and John Arnold Foundation launches effort to address the issue of rising health system prices

Houston — A series of grants from the Laura and John Arnold Foundation (LJAF) will target rising health prices in the private insurance market. The initial investment of $3.4 million will be used to clearly define the causes behind the increases, develop evidence-based policy recommendations to address the problem, and provide assistance to governments and … Read More