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2024 Press Releases

Updated California Credit Dashboard Includes New Snapshot of Key Trends – Such as Rising Delinquencies (March 2024)

New Research Shows How Consecutive Sentencing is Applied to California Criminal Sentences (February 2024)

2023 Press Releases

New research finds Time-Limited Housing Subsidy programs can help reduce homelessness in Los Angeles (Nov 15, 2023)

New Data Finds Dramatic Changes in California’s Mortgage Market Since 2020: Fewer Loans, but Larger Amounts (July 27, 2023)

New Research: Meeting with a Lawyer Shortly After Arrest Leads to Less Jail Time and Better Case Outcomes (June 6, 2023)

New Research Finds Startling Increases in Auto Loans in California (April 4, 2023)

New Research Provides In-Depth Look at Sentence Enhancements in California (March 23, 2023)

New Analysis Estimates 766 People may be Eligible for Referral to CARE Court in San Francisco, Though Capacity is a Concern (Feb 27, 2023)

2022 Press Releases

Introducing the California Credit Dashboard: Insights into the Financial Health of Californians (Dec 21, 2022)

Low-Cost Outreach Campaign Encouraged Californians to File Taxes in Order to Claim Stimulus Payments (Dec 14, 2022)

Termination of Pandemic Unemployment Insurance Expansion Led to Unprecedented Drop in Access to Jobless Benefits, Especially for More Vulnerable Workers (Dec 1, 2022)

New report finds San Francisco dramatically increased use of pretrial electronic monitoring during past four years (Nov 22, 2022)

Report: Expansion of Child Tax Credit Helped California Families in Safety-Net Programs Claim $3.8 Billion (Oct 26, 2022)

New Report Shows Patterns of Health and Legal System Utilization for Small Number of Extremely Vulnerable San Francisco Residents (September 27, 2022)

New Research Finds Positive Long-Run Effects for State Training Programs (September 7, 2022)

Report Provides In-Depth Look at Three-Strikes Law in California (August 30, 2022)

UC Berkeley Experiments Show Low-Cost Outreach Encouraged California College Students to Apply for CalFresh (August 18, 2022)

Study Finds COVID Reduced Life Expectancies for Asian, Hispanic, and Black Californians More than White Californians (July 7, 2022)

New Research Sheds Light on Prevalence of Serious Mental Illness Among Unsheltered L.A. Residents Enrolled in Street Outreach Services (May 24, 2022)

New and Corrected Estimates of California Migration Patterns Suggest Slowing of Pandemic-Era Trends (April 14, 2022)

New Report Shares 10 Key Insights on Measuring and Improving Equity in the Unemployment System (April 12, 2022)

Analysis Finds 7.8 Million Borrowers Are at High Risk of Missing Payments if Student Loan Pause Ends in May (March 23, 2022)

New Reports Shed Light on Role of Independent Contracting in California (March 1, 2022)

New Data Point Shows How Many UC and Community College Students Received CalFresh Benefits in 2019-20 (Feb 23, 2022)

Report Finds Large Differences in Access to Unemployment Benefits Across the U.S. During COVID-19 Pandemic (Feb 10, 2022)

Report: San Francisco Juvenile Restorative Justice Program Reduces Probability of Rearrest (Jan 27, 2022)

2021 Press Releases

New Research Finds Number of People Moving to California from Other US States has Dropped 38 Percent Since the Start of the Pandemic (Dec 15, 2021)

Report Sheds Light on Re-Employment, Recall, and Industry Transitions for CA Workers before and during the Pandemic (Dec 8, 2021)

Alameda County Reduced Significant Financial Burdens on Families by Eliminating Fees in Juvenile Probation (Nov 17, 2021)

Study: Simplifying Financial Aid Letters Pays Big Dividends (Oct. 21, 2021)

Report Finds and Explores Anti-Black Racial Inequities in Who Returns to Homelessness after Leaving Permanent Supportive Housing in Los Angeles (Oct 6, 2021)

Report Tracks Crime Trends in California and the U.S. during the COVID Pandemic (Sept 16, 2021)

Report Shows Which California Children are Missing Out on Newly Expanded Child Tax Credit (Sept 15, 2021)

CPL Research Produces New Homelessness Prevention Screening Tools (July 20, 2021)

Report: Over half a million eligible Californians missed out on the CalEITC in 2017 (July 14, 2021)

Report: 40% of California UI Claimants Who Were Laid off in the Second Quarter of 2020 had No Earnings in the Third or Fourth Quarters of 2020 (June 30th, 2021)

New Research Shows How CA Supreme Court’s Recent Decision on Bail Reform was Implemented in San Francisco (May 25, 2021)

New Report: The 10 Key Trends from the Unemployment Crisis in California and Their Implications for Policy Reform (April 29, 2021)

Report: Extended Unemployment Benefits Are Being “Turned Off” Because Outdated Rules Don’t Count All Unemployed Workers (April 20, 2021)

New Report: 2.2 Million Low-Income Californians Could Miss Out on $5.7 Billion in Stimulus Payments (April 6, 2021)

Report Finds Half of Californians Receiving Unemployment Benefits Are Now Considered “Long-Term Unemployed” (March 18, 2021)

New Research: People are Leaving SF, But Not California (March 4, 2021)

New Research Finds Dramatic Increase in the Share of Unemployed Workers Who Receive UI Benefits in California(February 24, 2021)

California Policy Lab Awarded $3.2M UC Multicampus Research Grant (February 16, 2021)

New Report: More than half of California Households Leaving CalFresh Program Are Still Eligible (January 29, 2021)

2020 Press Releases

New Analysis: California’s Recovery Has Been Slow, Especially in Low-Income Communities and Communities of Color Where Unemployed Workers Were Less Likely to Collect Benefits (December 21, 2020)

Bipartisan Proposal Would Save 1 Million Californians from Losing Unemployment Benefits on December 26th (December 14th, 2020)

750,000 Californians Projected to Lose Unemployment Benefits on December 26th Because of Federal Inaction (November 19th, 2020)

New Research: Prop 25 Would Lead to More People Being Released Before Their Arraignments (October 20, 2020)

California Policy Lab Awarded $2M National Science Foundation Grant (October 1, 2020)

New Analysis: California Unemployment Claims Surged in August, Driven in part by Questionable Increase in PUA Claims (September 15, 2020)

New Analysis: Nearly 200,000 Unemployed Californians Will Miss Out on Extra $300 Benefit from President’s “Lost Wages Assistance” Program (September 1, 2020)

New Analysis: More than Half of Recent Unemployment Claims are from Californians who are Re-Opening their Claims (August 6, 2020)

New Analysis: Workers Who Were Most Impacted By COVID-19 Shutdowns Will Also Be Most Impacted if $600 FPUC is Not Extended (July 28, 2020)

Report Finds 1% of Sonoma County Residents Account for Over 25% of Jail, Shelter, and Behavioral Health Utilization (July 7, 2020)

New Analysis: Over One in Six California Workers Currently Receiving Unemployment (July 2, 2020)

New Analysis: California UI Claimants Began Returning to Work, and More UI Claims Are Being Reduced or Denied as a Result (June 11, 2020)

Statement from CPL Directors About Black Lives Matter and our Commitment to Racial Justice (June 9th, 2020)

New Analysis Finds Federal Pandemic Unemployment Compensation Program is Needed Financial Boost for California Workers (May 21, 2020)

New Analysis Finds COVID-19 is Impacting Californians with Lower Education Levels the Hardest (May 7, 2020)

New Analysis of Unemployment Insurance Claims in California Provides Detailed Snapshot of How COVID-19 is Impacting California Workers, Industries, and Counties (April 29, 2020)

New Research Shows Daily Effect of COVID-19 on Hourly Workers at Small and Medium-sized Businesses (April 9, 2020)

New Study Finds a Substantial Number of Californians Are Working Before Becoming Homeless (February 27, 2020)

Report: Raising Awareness of Tax Credits Isn’t Enough to Increase the Number of Low-Income Californians Who Claim Them (January 21, 2020)

2019 Press Releases

Report: LA Could Better Target Homeless Prevention Services with Predictive Analytics (December 16, 2019)

Report: Low-income Californians received nearly $7 billion in tax credits in 2018 (October 21, 2019)

Study confirms serious health problems, high trauma rates among unsheltered people in U.S. (October 6, 2019)

California Policy Lab and UC Berkeley Labor Center Awarded $680,000 to Shed Light on the Gig Economy (February 20, 2019)

2018 Press Releases

California Policy Lab Awarded $1.2M UC Multicampus Research Grant (December 13, 2018)

Low-Cost Letter Redesign Could Help More Californians Go to College (November 8, 2018)

California Policy Lab awarded $100K for antipoverty research with California Franchise TaxBoard (September 6, 2018)

2017 Press Releases

Letters of Recommendation Give New Information about UC Berkeley Applicants Without Hurting Diversity (July 11, 2017)

California Policy Lab Hosts Conference to Improve Lives for the High-Needs, High-Cost Population (November 7, 2017)

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