The Pew-MacArthur Results First Initiative in Idaho
In February 2011, Idaho became the first state to partner with the Pew-MacArthur Results First Initiative. The Idaho Criminal Justice Commission, or ICJC, a 25-member body representing the three branches of Idaho state government, invited Results First to work with them to inform public policy decisions in criminal justice.
The commission was created in 2005 to address issues and challenges in the area of criminal justice through the development of balanced, cost-effective solutions based on best practices. It has made measurable progress in advancing evidence-based practces in criminal justice system.
Results First began to work with the ICJC in 2011 to incorporate adult criminal justice data into the model. Staffing constraints have extended the implementation process, but the staff is working to finalize data collection and population of the model
The ICJC plans to issue a report containing the analysis of criminal justice programs in the state once the model is operational.