California Policy Lab

The California Policy Lab (CPL) is a research center that uses data-driven approaches to inform public policy and address pressing social issues in California. The lab partners with government agencies, nonprofits, and other organizations to conduct rigorous, applied research that generates evidence-based insights to improve the effectiveness and efficiency of public programs and services. The CPLs areas of focus include criminal justice, homelessness, education, labor markets, and poverty. The lab is committed to advancing equity and inclusion in all of its research, and to promoting the use of data and evidence in decision-making processes to support positive social outcomes for all Californians.

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