Litmus

Litmus promotes innovation in the public sector. We work with public agencies and the people they serve to develop and rigorously test new ideas for improving the performance of the public sector.

Litmus creates opportunities for research to be done with, rather than on, public sector practitioners and the people they serve. We believe in the importance of people and place, and we never adopt a one-size-fits-all approach to policies and practices.

Whether working with agencies focused on criminal justice, education, healthcare, or social services, Litmus aims to change the way that knowledge is created in the public sector. We facilitate “deliberative innovation”—a process of engagement and experimentation that empowers public agencies to test their own ideas, on their own terms, with the full confidence that our team will support them on the analytical details. 

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Featured Blog Posts

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Blog
/ Oct 27,2022

Family-Based Justice Center Launches Website

to Support Alternative Justice Programs

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Blog
/ Oct 27,2022

Litmus Co-Hosts National Convening

on Gun Violence and Prosecutor-Led Diversion

more on: crime
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Blog
/ Oct 05,2022

Sandy Mullins and Jonathan Kulick

Conduct Community Supervision Workshops

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Blog
/ Sep 08,2022

Family-Based Justice Center Presents

At National Association of Sentencing Commissions Conference

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Blog
/ Jun 16,2022

Litmus Partners with the NYC Police Foundation to

Support High Schoolers

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Blog
/ May 05,2022

Assistance and Justice for Victims of Rape

Sexual Violence, and Human Trafficking in Ukraine

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Blog
/ May 05,2022

100% Graduation Rate for Litmus’

First Two Cohorts of Reentrants

more on: employment
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Blog
/ Apr 13,2022

Adam Mansky and Isabel Coronado Join Litmus

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Blog
/ Apr 13,2022

Litmus Program Builds Community Stress Index

In Collaboration with NAF

more on: education
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Blog
/ Feb 09,2022

Litmus Awarded Funding From OJJDP

(The Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention)

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Blog
/ Feb 07,2022

Litmus Public Finance Fellowship Opportunity

Deadline to Apply: March 31, 2022

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Blog
/ Jan 26,2022

Sara Arango-Franco Invited To Medellín, Colombia

To Be Data-Artist-in-Residence

more on: data, development
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/ Sep 22,2021

Litmus Receives Award

Litmus Received Award from Pritzker Family Foundation

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Blog
/ Aug 26,2021

Funding for “Rehabilitative Release” Received

Litmus Team Receives Funding for Legislative Proposal in New Jersey

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/ Jul 14,2021

Litmus Program Wins $4 Million Award

Granted from the United States Department of Labor

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Blog
/ May 19,2021

Collaborate Barrie Situation Table from BetaGov

Supporting Canadian Law Enforcement Tests of Community Strategies

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Blog
/ Mar 04,2021

Data Communication Research Assistant Opportunity

Apply by April 9

more on: data, employment
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Blog
/ Sep 02,2020

Litmus’ BetaGov Receives Award

from Victoria (Australia) Department of Justice and Community Safety

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Blog
/ Apr 06,2021

Business Unusual during Covid-19

The Resilience of Africa’s Women Entrepreneurs

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Blog
/ Aug 06,2020

Litmus Receives NAF Award

for Developing a Neighborhood Index

more on: data, education
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Blog
/ Jul 27,2020

Conducting a Rapid Research Police Experiment

to Test the Effectiveness of Flashing Police Lights on Auto Crime

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Blog
/ Apr 12,2021

Marron Featured on "Probable Causation"

Researcher Greg Midgette References Marron's Angela Hawken on Podcast

Featured Press Posts

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Leader: Angela Hawken

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Angela Hawken

Director  / NYU Marron Institute

Program Director  / Litmus

Professor of Public Policy  / NYU Marron Institute