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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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The GPL Seeks Fellows and Summer Interns

January 1, 2018
The Government Performance Lab is accepting applications for our Fellowship and Summer Internship. Fellows serve as the primary advisors to state and local governments receiving our technical assistance. Summer interns will join existing teams to help support ongoing projects in state and local governments. Apply here.
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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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Publications and Presentations

Reducing Chronic Homelessness in Massachusetts

March 8, 2018

This 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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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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