Pew-MacArthur Results First Initiative

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The Pew-MacArthur Results First Initiative, a project of The Pew Charitable Trusts and the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation, works with states to implement an innovative cost-benefit analysis approach that helps them invest in policies and programs that are proven to work.

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  • The Pew-MacArthur Results First Initiative in Alaska

    In March 2015, the Pew-MacArthur Results First Initiative partnered with the state of Alaska to further the state’s criminal justice reform efforts. This work will target evidence-based programs and recidivism-reduction grants by generating additional information to help guide policy decisions and ensuring that funded programs deliver the intended results. Read More

  • The Pew-MacArthur Results First Initiative

    The decisions that state and local governments make today about how to invest their limited resources willdramatically shape our nation’s future. The Pew-MacArthur Results First Initiative, a project of The PewCharitable Trusts and the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation, works with states and localitiesto develop the tools policymakers need to identify and fund effective programs... Read More

  • The Pew-MacArthur Results First Initiative in Minnesota

    In June 2015, the state of Minnesota joined the Pew-MacArthur Results First Initiative to incorporate the Results First benefit-cost analysis model into its budget and policy processes. This partnership resulted from legislation signed in April 2015 that called for a benefit-cost analysis to evaluate state corrections and human services programs. Minnesota’s executive and legislative... Read More

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