Stopping Violence Before It Starts

Oakland's citywide violence prevention initiative tackles this issue.

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Advancing Effective Justice Policies

Individuals involved with the justice system face major challenges as they start over. Our work helps improve their prospects.

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Justice

We study programs and services to improve education and employment outcomes, strengthen family relationships, and provide health and financial supports for people involved with the justice system. Our researchers evaluate initiatives for multiple populations, including youth offenders, adults in jails and prisons, and former offenders. Our work provides insight into the effectiveness of interventions at many points of contact with the juvenile and criminal justice systems, including violence prevention programs, bail programs, and juvenile justice reform efforts in cities and counties across the country.
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  • Modeling Successful Reentry Practices in Colorado

    Mathematica in partnership with the Colorado Department of Corrections (CDOC) Division of Adult Parole and the Colorado Evaluation and Action Lab (Colorado Lab) will leverage an existing data set to examine ways to target reentry services so that they can best help reduce incarceration across the state.

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    Child Support Noncustodial Parent Employment Demonstration (CSPED)

    The National Child Support Noncustodial Parent Employment Demonstration is testing the effectiveness of programs that aim to increase employment among noncustodial parents, with the ultimate goal of increasing the likelihood that they meet their child support obligations.

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