Access to justice issue of Dædalus available free online

If you’re looking for some good reading this week, we’ve got you covered. The current issue of Dædalus, a publication of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, is entirely focused on how the U.S. can address the access to justice gap. The first-ever open access issue of the journal, the publication includes twenty-four essays that cover a Read more about Access to justice issue of Dædalus available free online[…]

The TN Social Work in Public Defense Study Has Launched!

April Faith-Slaker has been on the road this past week launching the Lab’s newest field operation. Working closely with a group of collaborators throughout Tennessee, April has over the past eight months co-developed and now launched an evaluation of the impact of a holistic defense approach that includes social workers on the public defense team. Read more about The TN Social Work in Public Defense Study Has Launched![…]

Divorce evaluation results are in!

We’ve completed the Philadelphia divorce study, and we’re excited to share the results! You can read about the study’s findings in Faculty Director Jim Greiner’s op-ed in the Philadelphia Inquirer online. (Note: philly.com uses a limited paywall with a ten-article limit.) After six years of work with our partners in Philadelphia VIP, an organization that matches low-income Read more about Divorce evaluation results are in![…]

What’s the point of a p-value?

Earlier this year, the Food and Brand Lab at Cornell University was caught up in a scandal. The alleged transgression? P-hacking. If you have no idea what that means, this post is for you. The papers from our completed studies all use a metric called a “p-value” in the results. A p-value (“p” for probability) Read more about What’s the point of a p-value?[…]

A2J Lab welcomes new staff

While the blog has been quiet over the past few month, the Lab’s offices have been busy! We’re excited to announce that we have three new members of the research team. Renee Danser joins the Lab as Associate Director of Research and Strategic Partnerships. Bringing significant experience in court administration, Renee most recently served as Read more about A2J Lab welcomes new staff[…]

Listen In: Developing Research Partnerships

Legal Talk Network‘s On the Road 2018 Equal Justice Conference podcast series featured April Faith-Slaker in a podcast segment discussing why research partnerships are necessary to improving access to justice. You can hear Kimberly Sanchez’s full interview with Ellen Lawton (Co-Director, National Center for Medical-Legal Partnership, Milken Institute School of Public Health, George Washington University), Read more about Listen In: Developing Research Partnerships[…]

RCTs and Other Evaluation Methods

With so many types of assessments, evaluation designs, and research methods out there, it can often be really confusing for non-profits to figure out which approach to take when assessing the effectiveness of their programs. The A2J Lab has certainly spent some time talking about the value of the randomized control trial method, but how Read more about RCTs and Other Evaluation Methods[…]