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Making the world safer

through rigorous evidence about what works in preventing crime

Our Mission

The Jerry Lee Foundation is a philanthropy dedicated primarily to reducing crime and enhancing education through research on what works to achieve these goals. The Jerry Lee Foundation is committed to solving social problems associated with poverty, especially in American inner cities which suffer from concentrated poverty. The Foundation's special concerns are elementary education and crime, and its major strategy is to support the cause of research, to find out what works, what doesn't work, and what may be promising. Learn more about the foundation here.


World-Wide Initiatives

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
Jerry Lee Center of Criminology at the University of Pennsylvania


Washington DC, United States

The Coalition for Evidence Based Policy

Cambridge, United Kingdom
Jerry Lee Centre of Experimental Criminology at University of Cambridge


Stockholm, Sweden

The Stockholm Prize in Criminology

Oslo, Norway
The Campbell Collaboration


Canberra, Australia

Jerry Lee Program of Randomized Trials Center for Restorative Justice at Australian National University

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