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Press Releases

Chris Barbic joins the Laura and John Arnold Foundation as a senior education fellow

HOUSTON, TX – The Laura and John Arnold Foundation (LJAF) today announced that Chris Barbic has joined the Foundation as a senior education fellow and will help to lead LJAF’s efforts to improve K-12 education in the United States. Mr. Barbic is the founding superintendent of the state of Tennessee’s Achievement School District, which was … Read More

ACLU settlement in Benton County, WA ends local debtors’ prison practices

NEW YORK, NY—Today, in response to the settlement reached between the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU), a grantee of the Laura and John Arnold Foundation, and Benton County, Washington, regarding court-imposed fines and fees, Matt Alsdorf, vice president of criminal justice at the Laura and John Arnold Foundation, said the following: We are pleased with the … Read More

Data-driven tool gives Harris County judges new way to assess defendants’ pretrial risk level

Today, Harris County Courts announced that it will implement the Public Safety Assessment (PSA), a data-driven risk assessment tool that provides objective information that judges can use when deciding whether to release or detain a defendant prior to trial. Developed by the Laura and John Arnold Foundation (LJAF), which is based in Houston, the PSA … Read More

International Association of Chiefs of Police partners with University of Cincinnati and Laura and John Arnold Foundation to create revolutionary research center focused on addressing important policing issues

The International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP), University of Cincinnati (UC), and Laura and John Arnold Foundation (LJAF) today announced the creation of the IACP/UC Center for Police Research and Policy. The Center, funded by a $3.3 million grant from LJAF, will engage in rigorous research that has practical implications for the field and … Read More

Laura and John Arnold Foundation announces $3.6 million grant to increase clinical trial transparency for FDA approved drugs and interventions

HOUSTON, TX—The Laura and John Arnold Foundation (LJAF) today announced a $3.6 million grant to Bioethics International. The funding will allow the nonprofit group to expand its Good Pharma Scorecard, which is focused on increasing clinical trial transparency and integrity so patients can better access medicines. The first edition of the scorecard, released in 2015, … Read More