Results First Policy Oversight Committee

In March 2011, Governor Dannel P. Malloy, Senate President Pro Tempore Donald E. Williams, Jr., and House Speaker Christopher G. Donovan requested Results First's help to utilize the cost‑benefit model to identify and support cost‑effective interventions for adult criminal and juvenile offenders. Representative Toni Walker, chair of House Appropriations, and Mike Lawlor, undersecretary for criminal justice policy and planning, launched the Connecticut Results First project in December 2011. Together they co‑chaired the initial policy work group that oversaw the first phase of the effort. That group comprised representatives from a range of organizations with an interest in cost‑benefit analysis and evidence‑based policymaking including the Office of Policy and Management, the legislative Office of Fiscal Analysis, relevant agencies, and state universities.

The FY2014‑FY2015 biennium budget established the Results First Policy Oversight Committee to "advise on the development and implementation of the Pew‑MacArthur Results First cost‑benefit analysis model, with the overall goal of promoting cost effective policies and programming by the state" and required the Court Support Services Division of the Judicial Branch and the Department of Correction to assess the effectiveness of family violence programs and "consider findings from the Pew‑MacArthur Results First Initiative's cost‑benefit analysis model with respect to such programs." In addition, the budget provided funds for the Institute of Municipal and Regional Policy to continue to assist "in the development of the Connecticut specific model within the Pew‑MacArthur Results First Initiative."


Results First Policy Oversight Committee
  • Amanda Zabel‑Appropriations Committee Clerk / Aide to Rep. Toni Walker
  • Legislative Office Building, Room 2700
  • 300 Capitol Avenue
  • Hartford, CT 06106
  •    (860) 240‑0394
  •    Amanda Zabel

  • Andrew Clark ‑ Director of the Institute for Municipal & Regional Policy (IMRP)
  • Central Connecticut State University
  • 1615 Stanley Street
  • New Britain, CT 06050
  •    (860) 832‑1871
  •    Andrew Clark
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