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Release of “Evaluating Evaluations” Report

2022-11-03T08:31:25-04:00

Tracy P. Glova The New Jersey State Policy Lab today issued a report on evidence-based policymaking and program evaluation in New Jersey. “Evaluating Evaluations: Analyzing Evidence‐Based Policymaking in New Jersey and Insights from other Leading States” compares evidence-based practices related to workforce development, addiction services, and recidivism in New Jersey to practices in other states [...]

Release of “Evaluating Evaluations” Report2022-11-03T08:31:25-04:00

Enhancing Child Tax Credits’ Support of New Jersey’s Neediest Families

2022-10-21T19:56:59-04:00

Sarah Small and Debra Lancaster Many New Jersey parents breathed a sigh of relief upon receiving their Child Tax Credit Payments in late 2021. Our new report at the Rutgers Center for Women and Work, in partnership with the New Jersey State Policy Lab, finds most low-income parents spent the money on essentials like food, [...]

Enhancing Child Tax Credits’ Support of New Jersey’s Neediest Families2022-10-21T19:56:59-04:00

Report on Food Security and Organic Waste Reduction

2022-10-21T19:57:13-04:00

Jeanne Herb The New Jersey State Policy Lab and the Organics Workgroup of the NJ Climate Change Alliance have partnered to inform the development of statewide public policy aimed at reducing food waste, contributing to food security, and reducing landfill organic wastes. This work supports the reduction of methane emissions, a potent contributor to global [...]

Report on Food Security and Organic Waste Reduction2022-10-21T19:57:13-04:00

The New Jersey Housing Crisis in a COVID Era

2022-10-21T19:57:50-04:00

Katharine Nelson Affordable housing is increasingly scarce within the United States, and COVID-19 has dramatically exacerbated the simmering crisis in affordable housing. In New Jersey, the risk of eviction is greater than across the country, as 393,000 households are delinquent on their rent, (22.3% of households in renter-occupied housing units in New Jersey as compared [...]

The New Jersey Housing Crisis in a COVID Era2022-10-21T19:57:50-04:00

Cannabis Legalization: A Baseline Study

2022-10-21T19:58:27-04:00

Today, we’re releasing our report, Cannabis Legalization: A Baseline Study, as part of a project led by Dean Charles Menifield, one of the Policy Lab’s Co-Principal Investigators. This report explores education, health, and law enforcement outcomes associated with the legalization of marijuana, and urges policymakers to examine these data and create protocols to minimize potential [...]

Cannabis Legalization: A Baseline Study2022-10-21T19:58:27-04:00

Our First Report: Encouraging Activation of Vacant Commercial Properties

2022-10-21T19:58:36-04:00

The New Jersey State Policy Lab is publishing our first report, Vacant Commercial Property in New Jersey: Causes and Solutions, written by Michael Hayes and Pengju Zhang. The economic recession caused by the COVID-19 pandemic has resulted in an increase in vacant and under-occupied commercial property across New Jersey. This increase is expected to put [...]

Our First Report: Encouraging Activation of Vacant Commercial Properties2022-10-21T19:58:36-04:00
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