Abt Associates: Bold thinkers driving real-world impact
For almost two decades, civil rights and other advocacy groups have fought to change laws that created disparate sentencing for crack cocaine vs. powder cocaine possession and distribution. In 2010, Congress passed the Fair Sentencing Act, which was aimed at easing those disparities. And this month, the U.S. Supreme Court will hear arguments as to whether the Fair Sentencing Act should be applied to those who were convicted, but not sentenced, before the law went into effect.
Abt Associates is a mission-driven, global leader in research, evaluation and program implementation in the fields of health, social and environmental policy, and international development. Known for its rigorous approach to solving complex challenges, Abt Associates is regularly ranked as one of the top 20 global research firms and one of the top 40 international development innovators. The company has multiple offices in the U.S. and program offices in more than 40 countries.