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Arrest Rate Plummets to Historic Low in California

SAN FRANCISCO, December 3, 2018—California’s arrest rate has declined by more than half since its peak in 1989, according to a report released today by the Public Policy Institute of California (PPIC). In the first statewide examination of long-term trends in the state, the report finds that the demographics of who is arrested have also … Read More

Gun Violence Research Collaborative to Release First Request for Research Proposals in January, Names Advisory Committee

The National Collaborative on Gun Violence Research, a philanthropic fund that will support scientific research on gun policy, announced today that it will release its first request for proposals in early January 2019 and award up to $10 million in research funding during its first round of grantmaking. The collaborative also announced the appointment of … Read More

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