Category Archives: Criminal Justice

Congress Enacts New Evidence-based School Safety Program

The $1.3 billion omnibus spending package signed into law by President Trump on March 23 includes another evidence-based program — this one devoted to “evidence-based school safety programs.” The program is a bipartisan response to recent school shootings in Florida … Continue reading

Posted in Criminal Justice, Education

Conservatives Push Back on Liberal-leaning Academic Research

Lurking below the bipartisan harmony on evidence-based policy is an important conflict. How much of the evidence is driven by left-leaning political agendas? The division surfaced in interviews with prominent conservatives last year: “A lot of the people doing these … Continue reading

Posted in Criminal Justice, Evidence

White House Announces Data-Driven Justice Initiative

The White House today announced a new initiative intended to help divert low-level offenders from jail, particularly those with mental illness or low-risk individuals who cannot afford bail. The newly announced effort, called the Data-Driven Justice Initiative, will work with … Continue reading

Posted in Criminal Justice