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The Evidence Quarter

The Legal Education Foundation – Justice Lab UK

Justice Lab UK is a strategic initiative funded by The Legal Education Foundation which aims to bring about a cultural shift in the way evidence is used in the design and operation of the justice system.

Justice Lab UK will focus on four areas of work over the next ten years, and aims to deliver the following four outcomes:

  1. Improve the quality and availability of justice system data.
  2. Increase the volume of robust research into the justice system and pioneer the use of advanced quantitative methods in the study of justice system processes.
  3. Increase capacity in the research community to design and deliver innovative quantitative research.
  4. Improve the uptake of robust evidence in the design and operation of the justice system.

A development team led by Dr Natalie Byrom, Director of Research at The Legal Education Foundation, is based at The Evidence Quarter. The Development Team is helping to identify what projects the Centre should focus on, designing approaches to generating and sharing evidence, and designing strategies to ensure that the Justice Lab UK’s activities lead to change.