The Pew-MacArthur Results First Initiative is a joint effort of The Pew Charitable
Trusts and the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation that assists states in
implementing evidence-based policymaking using innovative and exacting cost-benefit
analytic methods. The goal is to encourage states to be good stewards of
public monies by developing policies and investing in programs that rigorous
research has shown to be effective. In the spring of 2015 Alaska became the 19th
jurisdiction to partner with the Pew-MacArthur Results First Initiative.
AJiC’s first major research project is coordinating the Results First Initiative in Alaska. In
this role, AJiC is responsible for overseeing all aspects of Results First including forming,
scheduling, and facilitating each of the initiative’s three technical work groups in the
collection and compilation of detailed information on Alaska’s adult criminal justice
programs; gathering comprehensive criminal justice resource use and cost data; and
conducting rigorous recidivism analyses.
AJiC released its first report to the the AJiC Steering Committee in June 2016. Read the first report, Alaska Results First Initiative: Progress Report & Initial Findings (July 15, 2016). AJiC anticipates releasing final working group reports in fall 2016.
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