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New data from Ohio validates PSA impact

Last week I had the chance to visit with local leaders in Lucas County, Ohio, who are working diligently to reform their criminal justice system. Our team here at the Laura and John Arnold Foundation (LJAF) has partnered closely with them since they adopted LJAF’s evidence-based risk assessment tool known as the Public Safety Assessment™ … Read More

New data: Pretrial risk assessment tool works to reduce crime, increase court appearances

TOLEDO, OH—Officials in Lucas County released new data showing that more individuals are being released on their own recognizance, pretrial crime is down, and significantly more people are reporting for court hearings since the county began using a data-driven pretrial risk assessment tool known as the Public Safety Assessment (PSA). The PSA is being used, … Read More

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

Moonshot: Accelerating the Pace of Cancer Research

Every day, thousands of men and women across the nation receive a diagnosis that will change their life and the lives of their family members and loved ones. Each one of us has been affected by cancer. Some are patients or survivors; others are relatives, co-workers, neighbors, and friends. We are all invested in finding … Read More

Saving lives by eliminating the organ waiting list

Twenty-two people die every day waiting for an organ that never arrives. While the supply of available organs has remained flat, the need for organ transplants continues to grow. As a result, there are more than 120,000 people currently on the organ waiting list, a number that is expected to rise each year. The average … Read More