Policy Impact Modeling

Project the impact of policies on carceral, fiscal, and community outcomes.

Browse analyses below or reach out to work with us on modeling the impact of a bill in your state.

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Over the next five years, policies in 6states could avoid a projected $3.0 billion and give 62,656 life years back to justice-involved individuals.

How the Model Works

Our probabilistic data model simulates people moving through the criminal justice system to forecast impact. We project five-year impacts on cost, population changes, and life years at each step, without double counting as policies are added. Already modeling policies in your state? Let's work together.

Advocates using our model

Advisors

Our People
Zoë Towns
Senior Criminal Justice Reform Director, FWD.us
Celia Colón
Founder, Giving Other’s Dreams
Eddie Bocanegra
Director, READI Chicago
Khalil Cumberbatch
Fellow, Council on Criminal Justice
Steve Chanenson
Villanova University Charles Widger School of Law
Ryan King
Director of Research and Policy, Justice Policy Institute
Adam Gelb
President & CEO, Council on Criminal Justice

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