Louisville, Kentucky, to improve criminal justice thanks to funding
May 30, 2013
Many times, city governments have to use whatever funds they get from state and national administrators to fund criminal justice expansion and education. However, that is not the case in Louisville, Kentucky, any longer, as the area recently entered into a partnership with the Laura and John Arnold Foundation (LJAF).
The group will be giving technology and funding to those in the Louisville Metro government over the next few years, with the goal of increasing safety for citizens and making the criminal justice system more effective overall.
"The Laura and John Arnold Foundation is committed to using data-driven solutions, technology, and analytics to reduce crime, promote just outcomes, and make the best use of public resources," explained foundation Vice President of Criminal Justice Anne Milgram.
Mayor Greg Fischer also noted that that this partnership should help curb issues like overcrowding in jails, failure to appear in court rates and city safety.
Interestingly, LJAF doesn't have bases in Kentucky, only Houston and New York City. But the group has made fighting injustice and encouraging the growth of communities across the globe their main mission since its inception.
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