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Legislators across the country have enacted laws that promote the use of evidence-based programsand practices. To examine this trend, the Pew-MacArthur Results First Initiative reviewed morethan 100 state statutes passed between 2004 and 2014 and identified five different approaches to promoting data-driven program choices. Read More
In summer 2014, the Pew-MacArthur Results First Initiative partnered with the state of Colorado to incorporate the Results First approach into the state’s budget and policymaking processes. To support these efforts, the Colorado General Assembly dedicated funds during its 2014 session for two new positions within the Governor’s Office of State Planning and Budgeting to coordinate the... Read More
In March 2012, Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick, Senate President Therese Murray, and House Speaker Robert DeLeo invited the Pew-MacArthur Results First Initiative to collaborate with the Special Commission to Study the Commonwealth’s Criminal Justice System. Through this effort, Massachusetts is laying the groundwork for a strong evidence-based approach to policymaking that can... Read More