Cost-Benefit Analysis For PCCD's Evidence-Based Initiatives

Since 2008 Penn State's Edna Bennett Pierce Prevention Research Center and the EPISCenter have been working with the Pennsylvania Commission on Crime and Delinquency to show how investing in evidence-based programs can pay off in better outcomes and costs savings for our communitites.

The Economic Return on PCCD's Investment in Research-based Programs (Jones et al, 2008)

In 2017 a new partner, the Pew-MacArthur Results First Initiaitive joined this effort.  Through this new partnership it was possible to establish a Pennsylvania specific cost-benefit model.  Previous efforts had relied on the Washington State Institute of Public Policy model, which is based on Wahsington's population and systems data.  

The findings from this work will be presented in a soon to be released report- stay tuned.