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Alaska Justice Forum ; Vol. 32, No. 4 (Winter 2016)The Winter 2016 issue of the Alaska Justice Forum features articles on approaches to evidence-based criminal justice reform and recidivism reduction in Alaska, and an initiatve to make Alaska and national public health data available online.
Criminal Justice Reform and Recidivism ReductionThis article briefly examines evidence-based approach to policymaking in criminal justice and the two conceptual pillars that serve as the foundation of this strategy: effectiveness and efficiency. The article also describes the Pew-MacArthur Results First Initiative, a “smart justice” approach to reducing recidivism under the auspices of The Pew Charitable Trusts and the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation, that is being led in Alaska by the Alaska Justice Information Center (AJiC), housed in the UAA Justice Center.
Informed Alaskans Initiative: Public Health Data in AlaskaThis article describes the national and state public health data made available online through the Alaska Division of Public Health's Informed Alaskans Initiative.
Justice Reinvestment ReportThis article summarizes the Alaska Criminal Justice Commission's recommendations for criminal justice reform in Alaska included in the Commission's Justice Reinvestment Report released in December 2015.