U.S. Health

Criminal Justice

Abt Associates is changing and saving lives by tackling many of the vexing criminal justice issues facing the U.S. Our criminal justice experts consist of both quantitative and qualitative researchers whose reputations in the field have been built upon program evaluation, the use and development of advanced and Abt-created data systems, and applications of econometrics in the field.

Our work in criminal justice encompasses crime and crime prevention, law enforcement, courts, and corrections.

Our research has calculated and categorized the prevalence of arrestee drug use, prescription drug diversion, trends in hate crimes, and methamphetamine abuse and enforcement, among others. Our program and policy evaluation has included prescription drug monitoring programs, prostitution demand reduction, prisoner re-entry programs, and mentoring programs for at-risk youth, for example.

Our expertise includes:
  • Technical assistance and training;
  • Program planning and evaluation;
  • Survey and data collection;
  • Research and analysis;
  • Quality measurement; and
  • Criminal justice research.

Our methodologies help our clients measure the effectiveness of programs, test innovations, and determine cost-effectiveness. Our work helps policy makers, practitioners, and funders identify the best ways to resolve many of society’s drug, crime, and corrections issues.

Read more about Abt’s work in Criminal Justice.
New Tools to Help Measure State Compliance with Prison Rape Elimination Act
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