Joint Fact Finding — “JFF”
JFF is a public engagement strategy that creates a needed safe harbor for technical and scientific discussions between all sides.
“JFF” is a specialized consultative public engagement strategy that decision makers can use to resolve or narrow factual disputes over controversial environment, energy, public health, and social policy issues. JFF creates a needed safe harbor for technical and scientific discussions between all sides, gets to the heart of the substantive issues, and reduces some of the unnecessary friction and contention that attend important policy debates. The findings are jointly developed and so the outcomes are likely to be more credible, useful, and durable.