CGR completed a comprehensive review of Tompkins County's Criminal Justice System in 2017, that included a series of recommendations targeted at process improvements and expanded alternatives to incarceration. As a result of implementing several of the study's recommendations, the community has seen a decline in its jail population and the development or expansion of programs that are improving resident's lives and helping to break a cycle of incarceration and negative outcomes.
CGR in the news: Cazenovia (NY) sets public meeting to review municipal consolidation impact report.
CGR in the news: Five years after borough and township consolidated, officials say homeowners and municipality have saved money, and services have improved.
CGR, of Rochester, and Sage Policy Group, of Baltimore, today announced a strategic partnership to deliver integrated, cutting edge economic research, impact analyses, management guidance and implementation support to state / local governments and community institutions.
The partnership leverages both organizations' expertise in economic research, impact analysis, program evaluation, public finance and government management.
CGR has completed an analysis of the economic impact of the University of Rochester (UR) and its affiliates for 2017. CGR estimates that UR's total employment (full and part time) had grown to nearly 31,000, a 12 percent increase in the two years since CGR's last report. The study finds UR employs 9,000 more people than a decade ago. On a full time equivalent basis, University employment is estimated to be about 27,000, making it the largest private employer in upstate New York.
CGR has released its list of New York State's largest private employers in 2017. Health care providers occupy nine of the twenty spots, led by Northwell Health. An additional four places go to financial services firms with a major presence in New York City's powerhouse finance sector.
CGR in the news: Erie Vital Signs, a data-driven initiative aimed at shaping the goals of social service agencies, has been rebooted 10 years after its inaugural launch.
CGR is pleased to announce it has received a grant from the Walmart Foundation to study the state of food insecurity in Washington and Benton Counties, Arkansas. Food insecurity can have a wide impact on individuals, including health complications and impeding learning. CGR will partner with the Center for Collaborative Care in Springdale, AR on this project to better understand the state of food insecurity in Northwest Arkansas, how residents access the delivery of food services, where there are gaps in service, and how the system can be improved.
Arkansas Community Foundation has launched AspireArkansas.org, produced by CGR, an online indicators project with accessible, county-by-county data on education, healthcare, families and communities to help individuals, organizations and communities make better decisions through better data access.
A new report commissioned by Reconnect Rochester, a local transportation advocacy group, confirms that line of thinking and backs it up with some firm numbers. Ultimately, the analysis points out that there's a disconnect between where many people live and work in Monroe County, as well as employees' means of actually getting to their jobs.
In particular, the report shows that people who have access to cars also have much better access to jobs. And low-income workers who can't afford cars can have a hard time just getting to their place of employment.
The report, "Transportation and Poverty in Monroe County: How Land Use, Job Locations and Commuting Options Affect Access to Jobs," was drafted by the Center for Governmental Research, which Reconnect Rochester hired.