Better Results, Lower Costs in Washington State
June 7, 2012 | From the field | The Power of Measuring Social Benefits, Policy Research

 

This brief by Results First, a joint initiative of MacArthur and the Pew Center on the States, highlights how Washington state has applied effectively cost-benefit analysis to criminal justice programs. Assessing policy and programs based on costs, benefits, and risks has contributed to improved crime rates and a decreased incarceration rate. Read the brief.