|Dr. Brad Myrstol (standing center), AJiC Director, welcomed the group.|
Dr. Araceli Valle (far right at podium), AJiC Research Professional, presented
data from the report.
This first report describes the development of an inventory of adult criminal justice programs in Alaska - both prison- and community-based, and the process to determine each program's level of effectiveness.
|Dr. Myrstol, (standing), AJiC Director, and Sarah Galgano,|
Pew Results First Technical Assistance Team, discussed how
recidivism data are collected and analyzed.
The Pew-Mac Arthur Results First Initiative technical team provides assistance to AJiC, and team members also attended and presented information to the steering committee. In spring 2015, Alaska became the 19th jurisdiction to partner with the Pew-MacArthur Results First Initiative, a joint effort of The Pew Charitable Trusts and the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation. The goal of this initiative is to encourage states to be good stewards of public monies by developing policies and investing in program that rigorous research has shown to be effective.