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    Los Angeles County Juvenile Justice Crime Prevention Act: Fiscal Year 2014–2015 ReportAugust 10, 2016

    California's Juvenile Justice Crime Prevention Act provides funds for counties to offer evidence-based programs for high-need juvenile probationers and at-risk youths. This report evaluates the program on statewide and county measures. It also compares system costs for program youths in the six months before and after entering a program.

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    Characterizing National Exposures to Infrastructure from Natural Disasters: Data and Methods DocumentationJuly 12, 2016

    This report serves as the technical documentation and reference document for the data, methods, and analytic approach used in the analysis of national exposures to infrastructure from natural disasters. The analysis includes 11 natural hazards and five infrastructure sectors. Analytic findings about current and future exposures of infrastructure in the United States drawn from this data analysis are documented in a separate report.

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    Current and Future Exposure of Infrastructure in the United States to Natural HazardsJuly 12, 2016

    Communities, companies, and governments at all levels in the United States are making decisions that will influence where, what and how infrastructure will be built. This report describes insights about exposures from natural hazards now and in the future, as well as gaps in data that, if filled, could improve the nation's ability to assess infrastructure risk and improve infrastructure resilience.

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    Systematic Reviews for Occupational Safety and Health Questions: Resources for Evidence SynthesisJuly 11, 2016

    This report outlines the steps undertaken in a systematic review of the literature to summarize the existing evidence to answer a research or policy question with a transparent, reliable, and valid approach. It provides practical guidance to execute systematic reviews as well as considerations and available resources specific to occupational safety and health evidence synthesis.

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    Designing Compensation Programs for Individuals and Households After Man-Made and Natural Disasters in the United StatesJuly 6, 2016

    This report aims to help designers of victim compensation programs make decisions that balance fairness to victims, speed of compensation, and size of transaction costs. It does so by highlighting major issues that designers are likely to confront, considering multiple outcomes of design decisions, and recognizing conflicts or trade-offs in pursuing fairness without undue delay or excessive transaction costs.