Launching the Data-Driven Justice Initiative: Disrupting the Cycle of Incarceration

Every year, more than 11 million people move through America’s 3,100 local jails, many on low-level, non-violent misdemeanors, costing local governments approximately $22 billion a year.In local jails, 64 percent of people suffer from mental illness, 68 percent have a substance abuse disorder, and 44 percent suffer from chronic health problems.Communities across the country have…

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Camden ARISE studies dual-system high-utilization

In a recent visit to Camden, President Barack Obama praised the Camden County Police Department for its success in community policing and highlighted the opportunity to use data to explore patterns, improve services, and tackle tough-to-solve problems. Through Camden ARISE (Administrative Records Integrated for Service Excellence), the Coalition is partnering with the city’s police to…

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New Philanthropy Capital (NPC): Data Labs

Data labs: Opening up government data 22 September, 3.00pm-5.00pm followed by drinks Royal Statistical Society, London NPC’s Data Labs project aims to open up restricted government datasets to the not-for-profit sector to help organisations better understand the impact of their services on beneficiaries. Developed with support from NPC, the Ministry of Justice launched the Justice…

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New Program Aims to Help Reduce Recidivism in Allegheny County

A Pennsylvania Commission on Crime and Delinquency grant will fund a new program in Allegheny County aimed at providing affordable housing, employment services and other support for a group of men and women most at risk of returning to jail. The Allegheny County Mental Health and Justice Housing program, an effort of the Allegheny County…

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Camden, NJ Project Seeks Better Health and Safety Through Data-Sharing

For close to a decade, a group of Camden health-care providers has used a database of information culled from the city’s three hospitals to evaluate medical costs, identify hot spots in neighborhoods, and develop outreach programs. Soon, the Camden Coalition of Healthcare Providers will also be able to look at data from the criminal justice…

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Unprecedented Pay For Success Initiative Launched in New York State

New York State has launched its first ever state-led Social Impact Bond (SIB), and Social Finance, a nonprofit organization that presented at AISP’s November 2013 conference, played a key role in its inception. In this deal, many organizations and agencies, including Social Finance, The State of New York, The Center for Employment Opportunities, Bank of…

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Chemical Dependency Treatment Leads to Reduction of Crime

The Washington State Department of Social and Health Services (DSHS), with participation from the Research and Data Analysis Division (RDA), has published Drug Court Outcomes, a study examining a set of analyses for the Division of Behavioral Health and Recovery (DBHR) about the experiences of individuals who received chemical dependency (CD) treatment. This project is…

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Housing Assistance Benefits Homeless Ex-Offenders

The Washington State Department of Social and Health Services (DSHS), together with the Research and Data Analysis Division (RDA), has released a report titled Achieving Successful Community Re-Entry upon Release from Prison. The study examines a population of 12,202 ex-offenders released from a Washington State Department of Corrections (DOC) facility in State Fiscal Year (SYF)…

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Housing and Essential Needs Report

The Housing and Essential Needs (HEN) program was implemented in November 2011 and was one of three programs to replace the Disability Lifeline (DL) cash assistance program. To evaluate the impact of HEN over a six-month follow-up period, we compared outcomes for those who received HEN services to two statistically well-matched comparison groups who had…

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