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How Policymakers Prioritize Evidence-Based Programs

An issue brief from the Pew-MacArthur Results First Initiative illustrates how policymakers are using legislation to prioritize evidence-based decision-making when it comes to what programs receive funding. Read More
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College Students Offer Policy Ideas

The Roosevelt Institute, recipient of the MacArthur Award for Creative and Effective Institutions, has released 10 Ideas, a journal that elevates top student-generated policy proposals from across the country. Read More
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Combating Privatization Through Youth-Led Projects

The Roosevelt Institute’s Re:Public Project will invest in youth-driven campaigns and initiatives to push back against privatization in the educational system, economy, and justice system. Read More
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The Cost of Economic and Racial Segregation in Chicago

Economic and racial segregation cost the Chicago region billions of dollars each year, according to a report by the Metropolitan Planning Council and the Urban Institute with support from MacArthur and the Chicago Community Trust. Read More
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Neuroscience Could Reveal Criminal Intent

Researchers at Vanderbilt, Virginia Tech, and Yale universities have discovered that brain scans can identify differences between criminal intent and reckless behavior, in a study supported by the MacArthur Foundation Research Network on Law and Neuroscience. Read More
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Mass Incarceration by the Numbers

Correctional facilities in the United States confine 2.3 million people, according to a report from the Prison Policy Initiative that seeks to provide clarity about the nation’s systems of confinement Read More
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Reviewing Abortion Laws in India

A report by Ipas takes an in-depth look at India’s Medical Termination of Pregnancy Act and related laws, which govern abortion services. Read More