The Laura and John Arnold Foundation (LJAF) is working to improve decision making in the criminal justice system in order to promote public safety, improve efficiency, and ensure that all defendants are treated fairly.
The Public Safety Assessment (PSA) was created using the largest, most diverse set of pretrial records ever assembled—750,000 cases from approximately 300 jurisdictions across the United States. Now in place in approximately 40 jurisdictions across the United States—including the states of New Jersey, Arizona, and Kentucky—the PSA has yielded promising early results in a number of key areas.
But the Foundation remains committed to gathering additional information regarding the PSA’s performance and impact. LJAF has commissioned researchers to gather and evaluate data from PSA sites across the country. As results from those studies become available, interested parties can access the information through the links below.
Authors: Matthew DeMichele, Peter Baumgartner, Michael Wenger, Kelle Barrick, Megan Comfort & Shilpi Misra
Authors: Matthew DeMichele, Peter Baumgartner, Kelle Barrick, Megan Comfort, Samuel Scaggs & Shilpi Misra
Authors: Matthew DeMichele, Megan Comfort, Shilpi Misra, Kelle Barrick, Peter Baumgartner