Projects and Initiatives

Technical Assistance and Consulting

  • Technical Assistance provider in 3 counties, and 4 states for the Pew/MacArthur Results First Initiative, leading local implementation, capacity building and application of a rigorous benefit cost model for applying evidence based programs to 8 social policy areas.
    • Alabama
    • California
    • Minnesota
    • Louisiana
    • Fresno County (CA)
    • Santa Cruz County (CA)
    • Santa Clara County (CA)
  • Technical Assistance in 4 California counties guiding California Forward’s Justice System Change Initiative , supporting improved use of data and analysis to address system issues in the adult justice system integrating probation, jails, and behavioral health system.
    • El Dorado
    • Riverside
    • San Bernardino
    • Santa Cruz

Analysis and Decision Making Tools

  • This policy analysis tool developed for the Fresno Bridge Academy gives policy makers a way to evaluate the benefits and costs of a program.
  • The Criminal Justice Cost Benefit Tool allows policy makers to compare  programs and practices in terms of likely reduction in recidivism.
  • The Jail Policy and Projection Tool gives policy makers a clearer sense of how different policy options in terms of who gets into jail and how long they stay influence jail use.
  • The Pretrial  Cost Benefit Analysis Tool gives jurisdictions looking to understand their pre-trial population an estimate for the trade-offs between releasing people pre-trial based on risk to re-offend and failure to appear.
  • The Document Translation and Population Tool assists jurisdictions choose to translate documents based on estimated need for specific low English populations.

Data Displays

Issue Briefs and Reports

Evaluations and Diagnostics

Training and Curriculum Development