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Research Collaborative Formed to Study Gun Violence

Laura and John Arnold Foundation provides $20 million seed gift; seeks $30 million more from fellow philanthropies HOUSTON [May 31, 2018] – The Laura and John Arnold Foundation (LJAF) today announced $20 million in support for a multi-year research effort on gun-related violence, in an effort to catalyze much-needed funding from the federal government. The foundation’s … Read More

Building the Evidence for Evidence-based Policing: An Overview of the Strategy of the Laura and John Arnold Foundation

Jeremy Travis, Executive Vice President of Criminal Justice, gave the following plenary address at the Annual Conference of the American Society for Evidence-Based Policing | Philadelphia, PA | May 21, 2018 I am delighted to be with you today. I look at the topics you are covering, the intellectual firepower you have assembled, the depth of … Read More

Police, health, and social services to create new crisis response model to help ‘frequent users’ of emergency services

Three pilot programs will test a new crisis response model that could help Frequent Utilizers—people who cycle repeatedly through the criminal justice, health, and social service systems—and save significant public dollars and emergency responder time Grants totaling $4.1 million will help local responders, researchers, and government associations leverage data to identify Frequent Utilizers and connect … Read More

Laura and John Arnold Foundation seeks partners for national expansion of risk assessment, field-shaping research agenda

HOUSTON – In response to the growing national interest in pretrial reform and demand for risk assessment to aid courts in making release or detention decisions, the Laura and John Arnold Foundation (LJAF) plans to dramatically expand access to its Public Safety Assessment (PSA) and broaden the level of research on its use and effectiveness. … Read More