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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  • Pew-MacArthur Results First Hosts California Summit

    On Sept. 24, the Pew-MacArthur Results First Initiative hosted the 2015 California County Summit in Santa Barbara. Delegations from the four Results First partner counties gathered to discuss their successes in implementing the Results First approach, share lessons learned, and plan their next steps to expand and strengthen the use of evidence-based policymaking in their communities. Read More

  • Results First at the Local Level

    Since partnering with the Pew-MacArthur Results First Initiative in 2013, four California counties—Fresno, Kern, Santa Barbara, and Santa Cruz—have used evidence-based policymaking to meet the challenges of the state’s landmark criminal justice reform effort, the Public Safety Realignment Act (commonly known as Realignment). The law, passed in 2011, has altered the landscape of... Read More

  • Pew-MacArthur Results First Draws State Delegations to D.C.

    The Pew-MacArthur Results First Initiative hosted its annual State Convening on Aug. 19–20, 2015, in Washington. With delegations from 18 states present, this event provided an opportunity for Results First partners to reflect on progress made thus far, hear about new resources and tools, and learn from each other’s success. Read More

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