Funding Opportunity

Randomized Controlled Trials of Criminal Justice Programs and Practices

This Request for Proposals—a joint effort of Arnold Venture’s Criminal Justice and Evidence-Based Policy initiatives—seeks grant applications to conduct
randomized controlled trials (RCTs) of criminal justice programs and practices (“interventions”) in the United States that fall into one of three tiers:
(i) The intervention is backed by promising prior evidence suggesting it could produce sizable impacts on important criminal justice outcomes (e.g., prevent violence, reduce recidivism, minimize injustice, improve health/employment of persons formerly involved in the justice system);
(ii) The intervention is widely adopted in practice, but has not yet been rigorously evaluated and its impacts on key criminal justice outcomes are thus largely unknown; or
(iii) The intervention is growing in use and likely to become widely adopted, but has not yet been rigorously evaluated.

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