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Advancing a More Effective Justice System

The Coalition for Public Safety has launched Fair Sentencing & Fair Chances, a federal and state educational campaign focused on reducing the U.S. prison population and helping ex-offenders successfully re-enter society. Read More
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Mental Health and the Role of the States

A report by the State Health Care Spending Project, a joint initiative of MacArthur and The Pew Charitable Trusts, seeks to better explain the country’s mental health challenges and, in particular, the states’ role in ... Read More
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Assessing the Effectiveness of Government Programs

An issue brief from the Pew-MacArthur Results First Initiative provides a process that government leaders can use to assess the cost-effectiveness of public programs. Read More
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Healthcare Reforms Open Door to Housing Collaborations

Center for Housing Policy research identifies the opportunities and describes promising programs and developments in different parts of the country that have developed since the Affordable Care Act took effect. Read More
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Report Examines Effects of Homelessness on Children’s Health

Interventions focused on preventing child and family homelessness can be especially effective before birth, according to a research brief by Children’s HealthWatch and the Center for Housing Policy at the National Housing Conference. Read More
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MacArthur Impact Investments Help Advance Energy Efficiency Financing for Multifamily Housing

MacArthur today announced its progress and plans for $31 million in impact investments to advance innovative energy efficiency financing specifically designed for multifamily housing. Read More
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Cities, Businesses, Nonprofits Join Forces to Provide Learning Opportunities

Four U.S. cities — Chicago, Dallas, Pittsburgh, and Washington, D.C. — are bringing together local businesses, nonprofits, and learning institutions like libraries and museums to offer Cities of Learning programs this summer. Read More
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Assessing the Implementation of DACA

A study by the Metropolitan Policy Program at the Brookings Institution examines the implementation of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program to inform future efforts in support of unauthorized immigrants. Read More
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Prolonged Housing Crisis Diminishes Confidence in the American Dream, 2015 Housing Matters Survey Finds

A significant majority of Americans believes the country is still not past the housing crisis that began seven years ago, according to a new survey of housing attitudes released today by MacArthur. Read More