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Government Innovations in Human Services

February 9, 2018
GPL Convening 2018More than 45 government leaders from 20 GPL government partners gathered in Cambridge for the Government Innovations in Human Services convening on February 7th and 8th.  Agency commissioners and staff participated in a hands-on Active Contract Management simulation, shared experiences in using data to transform agency culture, and discussed a case study on agency turnaround with Professor Jeffrey Liebman and Jamia McDonald, former Chief Strategy Officer of Rhode Island's Executive Office of Health and Human Services. 
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GPL Awards Technical Assistance to Colorado

November 21, 2017

The GPL announced that it will award technical assistance to Colorado, a finalist in the GPL's national competition for TA. The GPL will work with the Office of the Colorado Lieutenant Governor & Chief Operating Officer on improving the results of the state's core human services spending. Read more.

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Alameda County Launches PFS Project to Reduce Recidivism

September 22, 2017
On September 22nd, Alameda County announced the Justice Restoration Pay for Success Project. The project will provide individualized coaching and intensive case management services to young adults on felony probation or who have been charged with certain felony crimes. The County aims to reduce recidivism by providing resources for these young adults to work towards successful outcomes. This project marks the 12th PFS project launched by a GPL government partner, out of 18 launched projects in the U.S.  Read more
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Massachusetts Launches Third PFS Project

June 15, 2017

On June 15th, Governor Charlie Baker announced the launch of the Massachusetts Pathways to Economic Advancement Pay for Success project. The project will provide vocational English language services and employment assistance to approximately 2,000 adult English language learners in Greater Boston with the goal of assisting successful transitions to employment, higher wage jobs, and higher education. This marks the 11th PFS project launched by a GPL government partner, out of 17 launched PFS projects in the U.S. Read more

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The GPL Names Seven Jurisdictions to Receive TA

May 31, 2017
The GPL announced that it will award technical assistance to Arizona, Chicago, Florida, Los Angeles, Maryland, New York City, and Seattle. The GPL will support performance improvement projects in areas including child and family wellbeing, recidivism, and homelessness. Read more.
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Publications and Presentations

Reducing Chronic Homelessness in Massachusetts

March 8, 2018

Massachusetts HomelessnessThis project feature describes how the GPL provided pro bono technical assistance to help Massachusetts launch a supportive housing initiative to reduce chronic homelessness. This project will provide permanent supportive housing for up to 800 individuals over six years and demonstrates an innovative model of sustainable state support for chronically homeless individuals. As of April 2018, the project has housed 678 individuals.

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Latest News

5 Ways to Make the Most of Pay for Success

March 27, 2018
On March 27, Governing's Better, Faster, Cheaper blog published a commentary written by GPL Program Director Hanna Azemati and Director of Research & Innovation Gloria Gong on ways to maximize the potential of the Pay for Success model with federal funding made available by the recent SIPPRA legislation. Read more.
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Fall 2017 GPL Newsletter

December 1, 2017
Read about the GPL's recent progress including launched projects in workforce development and reducing homelessness and recidivism, What Works Cities milestones, and twelve new publications. Read more.
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Commission on Evidence-Based Policymaking Releases Final Report

September 8, 2017
The federal Commission on Evidence-Based Policymaking issued its final report on September 7th. The commissioners, including GPL’s Jeff Liebman, laid out a vision for how the federal government could generate more evidence about government programs while protecting privacy and enhancing data security. Read more here and here.
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Summer 2017 GPL Newsletter

September 7, 2017

Read about the GPL’s recent progress including launched projects in workforce development and homelessness, technical assistance awards to five California jurisdictions, twenty new Innovation Fellows, and What Works Cities milestones. Read more.

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Procurement in the Connecticut Family Stability Project

August 24, 2017

Elizabeth Duryea, Chief of Staff for the Connecticut Department of Children and Families, speaks about how the GPL helped structure Connecticut's Family Stability PFS project. This project greatly expands substance use recovery and parent support services in order to increase family stability and prevent removals of children from their homes. Procurement in the Connecticut Family Stability Project. Urban Institute.

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