An enduring commitment to learning and evidence in the justice system
Since our inception, TLEF has been committed to the role that evidence can play in advancing our vision. A commitment to collecting and learning from robust evidence is key to understanding the context in which we work and to designing effective interventions and structures.
Over the period 2015-2020 we invested in projects and initiatives to strengthen the evidence base of what works in helping people to understand and use the law to secure their rights, protections and fair treatment [you can read about some of our work here]. Through our work in this space, we learned more about the areas of development necessary to build a robust evidence base. These include the need to:
The scale of work needed to address these areas has required us to rethink our approach to research and learning in the context of our 2020-25 strategy. A key objective is to build an enduring commitment to learning and evidence. This is critical to support the delivery of the Foundation’s wider agenda over the next period. In order to build this commitment, we have recognised the need to intervene boldly, strategically and at scale.
Over the next strategy, our work under this objective will consist of two key components:
There are currently no open grants programmes for ‘Smarter Justice’, which is being taken forward through proactive commissions and direct work with grantees.
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