Better Results, Lower Costs: Washington State’s Cutting-Edge Policy Analysis Model
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Jun. 27, 2012
ANNOTATION: “In the state of Washington, legislators and executive agencies use a cutting-edge research model to help achieve that goal, by identifying evidence-based policies that provide the best return on taxpayers’ investment” (p. 1). This brief describes the process Washington uses to make decisions on whether to invest in a particular criminal justice program. Sections of this publication cover: the Results First Model—analyze, predict, calculate, rank, identify, assess, and work with policy makers; applying the model to a treatment program for juvenile offenders; applying the model to education; and facilitating effective policy.