CSAC’s Partnership with the Pew-MacArthur Results First Initiative
CSAC and The Pew-MacArthur Results First Initiative have created a new partnership in an effort to support county leaders as they engage in evidence-based policy making. The goal of the CSAC-Results First partnership is to develop in-state capacity to support California county leaders who seek to invest in programs that will produce the best outcomes for residents and the highest rate of return on the counties’ investments.
Results First Approach and Technical Assistance
Results First staff and consultants provide intensive and tailored technical assistance to organize teams of county staff, build policymaker support, and create a sustainable process for evidence-based decision-making. Partner counties develop the capacity to:
- Create a comprehensive inventory of currently funded programs, including an assessment of the evidence for each program’s effectiveness;
- Build a customized benefit-cost model and conduct analysis to compare programs’ likely return on investment; and
- Use evidence to inform spending and policy decisions.
In addition, the CSAC Program Coordinator will be providing technical assistance through the Public Safety Realignment Training Program. If you are interested in learning more about how your county can build a Comprehensive Program Inventory please contact Ryan Souza, Program Director at RSouza@counties.org.