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Search our database of policy briefcases and bulletins. Briefcases summarize the results and policy recommendations from one randomized evaluation, while bulletins synthesize the broader policy lessons emerging from multiple evaluations on the same topic.

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Youth in safety vests painting a wall

Crime, Violence, & Conflict

Stopping a Bullet with a Summer Job

Sara Heller, Judd Kessler

Summer youth employment programs that provided minimum wage summer jobs to mainly disadvantaged youth in New York City and Chicago reduced arrests for violent crimes, incarceration, and premature deaths.

Young men in the Becoming a Man program in Chicago

Crime, Violence, & Conflict

Practicing Choices, Preventing Crime

Cognitive behavioral therapy helped young men in cities in Liberia and the United States become more focused on the future, reducing criminal and violent behavior and increasing graduation rates when delivered in school.

Trained health aide and mother read to young child in Jamaica | Photo courtesy of Development Media International

Education, Health, Labor Markets, Crime, Violence, & Conflict

Early Childhood Engagement for Lifelong Learning

Early childhood stimulation programs implemented at home with parents can contribute to children’s cognitive and socio-emotional development, ultimately enabling them to improve on a number of future life outcomes.
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