Justice Policy Projects

  • Understanding the Role of Subgroups within the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department

    Oct 1, 2019

    RAND is conducting an independent research study on deputy subgroups within the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department (LASD) to better understand the role and impact of these groups.

  • Better Policing Toolkit

    Dec 14, 2018

    The Better Policing Toolkit is a resource to help law enforcement agencies identify and implement the most effective strategies for different crime problems.

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    Priority Criminal Justice Needs Initiative

    Aug 18, 2014

    The RAND Corporation, partnering with the Police Executive Research Forum, RTI International, and the University of Denver, is conducting research to assess and prioritize needs across the criminal justice community and to utilize innovation to solve problems and work smarter.

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    Improving School Climate and Safety in Jackson Public Schools

    Dec 31, 2019

    An evaluation of of the impact and implementation of Tools for Life, a program designed to improve school climate and safety, in Jackson, Mississippi public schools.

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    California's Proposition 46 and What It May Mean for Patients

    Oct 10, 2014

    What does RAND research reveal about the potential effects of Proposition 46, a California ballot initiative that will modify non-economic damage awards for medical malpractice cases and physician drug abuse and prescribing? RAND addresses common questions about its impact in California and elsewhere in the U.S.

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    National Census of Victim Service Providers (NCVSP)

    Jul 12, 2017

    The National Census of Victim Service Providers (NCVSP) and the National Survey of Victim Service Providers (NSVSP) are nationwide data collection efforts designed by and to be implemented by the U.S. Bureau of Justice Statistics (BJS), in collaboration with the U.S. Office for Victims of Crime (OVC).

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    Project Safe Neighborhoods

    Jun 1, 2015

    Project Safe Neighborhoods (PSN) is a comprehensive, strategic approach to reducing gun violence in America. The program's goals are to increase PSN task force capacity to design strategies for reducing gun violence and to improve the efficiency of collaboration at various levels of government. As a research partner, RAND supports the research and strategic planning components of the initiative.

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    Simulation-Based Training: Use of Virtual Environments in Diverse Contexts

    Jun 6, 2019

    RAND is exploring the use of simulation-based training for law enforcement, emergency responders, and others, with projects that are evaluating technology solutions, integrating training simulators, and developing new virtual systems for training.