September 2018

To Avert a Public Health Crisis, Three Funders Come Together

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Nationwide study shows significant gaps in collection and use of data in prosecutors’ offices

New York – A study published today by the Urban Institute shows that although many prosecutors’ offices report an interest in collecting and using data, less than half of the prosecutors’ offices surveyed (41 percent) collect all the data needed to track and describe basic case flow. Urban’s report sheds light on an important area … Read More

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