Crime & Violence Prevention

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J-PAL North America’s work in crime and violence prevention seeks to identify and promote evidence-based practices to reduce crime and violence, increase opportunities for individuals who are at-risk for involvement in the criminal justice system, and foster the fairness and efficacy of related institutions, policies, and programs.

Our staff and network of affiliated researchers work with nonprofits and government agencies to design and implement randomized evaluations to test questions on how best to improve the equity and functionality of the criminal justice system, and current and completed projects in this area cover a range of related topics.

Through the Special RFP for Criminal Justice Reform, J-PAL affiliates and invited researchers are invited to submit proposals for randomized evaluations to test questions regarding mechanisms for criminal justice reform.

J-PAL North America currently has dedicated staffing and funding to support projects in this area. Please contact Kalila Jackson-Spieker to learn more.

Key Facts

Status:
  • Research RFP: Closed
Eligibility:
Open to J-PAL affiliates, J-PAL post-docs, and invited researchers.

Funders

For researchers

Request for Proposals

SPRI’s Special Criminal Justice Reform Spring 2020 RFP is now open, with a proposal deadline of 5pm ET on Friday, May 1, 2020.

Initiative Staff

Kalila Jackson-Spieker, Policy Manager
Yiping Li, Policy Associate

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