Laura and John Arnold Foundation

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Randomized Controlled Trials to Evaluate Social Programs Whose Delivery Will Be Funded by Government or Other Entities

The goal in funding such RCTs is to build the body of programs rigorously shown to produce sizable, sustained benefits to participants or society, and to do so in a cost-efficient manner by leveraging program funds contributed by government, philanthropic foundations, or other funders.

Diversion and Alternative to Arrest Programs

The foundation is primarily interested in measuring the impact of diversion programs on public safety, fairness, and cost efficiency. Particular outcomes of interest include recidivism (e.g., frequency of re-arrest, additional
charges, additional convictions); the use of criminal justice and/or other public resources (e.g., jail booking,
jail days, court costs, emergency room admissions, failures to appear); and socio-economic indicators (e.g.,
housing, employment, income, and education).

Deadline: 

Thursday, December 15, 2016

Tax Policy

LJAF wishes to expand the knowledge base in this area in order to determine best practices for the design and administration of state and local taxes, and to inform policymakers about the effects of certain policies.

Deadline: 

Thursday, December 15, 2016

Public Retirement Policy

LJAF is requesting Letters of Interest regarding research that will help to inform state and local retirement policy. Proposed research may be empirical or theoretical but must address an important question with meaningful policy implications.

Deadline: 

Thursday, December 15, 2016
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