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About the Office of Evidence and Impact

What is the Office of Evidence & Impact?

Beginning in September 2019, the Office of Evidence and Impact (OEI) began the work of partnering with departments to develop an inventory of programs that are funded by the State.  The first two departments to participate were the Department of Correction and Department of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services that begin with a focus on their criminal-justice related programs.

As the work expands into additional departments, the public inventory will continue to be built out to include those additional programs.

With any questions about this work, please contact any member of the OEI Team.

Christin Lotz, Director of Evidence & Impact

Kaitlin Reynolds, Evidence Coordinator

Noelle Suarez-Murias, Evidence Coordinator


What other states are doing this?

Through a joint effort of the Pew Charitable Trusts and the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation known as Results First, several states have been working to implement a new approach to budgeting that includes the use of evidence to invest in programs proven to work. Some of those states include: