May 9Liked by Chloe Cockburn

Big fan of this in general, and would point to orgs like WSIPP that pioneered some of this pragmatic reframing almost two decades ago. See., e.g., https://www.wsipp.wa.gov/ReportFile/952/Wsipp_Evidence-Based-Public-Policy-Options-to-Reduce-Future-Prison-Construction-Criminal-Justice-Costs-and-Crime-Rates_Full-Report.pdf

Concern would be on things like time horizons: many of the prevention and early intervention stuff is cost-effective, but the costs are now and the benefits are later. That doesn't work as well for elected officials thinking about the next election, or public pressure on crime today.

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