Evidence Generation was an initiative of the Research and Evaluation Center at John Jay College of Criminal Justice (JohnJayREC). The Evidence Generation team worked with justice agencies to identify, confront, and resolve the challenges they faced in building compelling evidence of their effectiveness. Although we occasionally assisted agencies with evaluation tasks, our primary mission was to prepare and empower agencies to generate better evidence on their own.
The initiative was supported by grants that covered the costs of the Research Fellows and all other staff and faculty involved in the work. The original and foundational support for Evidence Generation was provided by Mr. Jack Rudin and the Rudin family foundations of New York City. From 2012 to 2014, the initiative was also supported by the Pinkerton Foundation of New York. Two additional funding organizations supported activities of the Evidence Generation initiative in 2015 and 2016, the Annie E. Casey Foundation and the New York City Administration for Children’s Services. In 2017, the Rudin family foundations provided additional funding for three years.