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    Providence Journal: Plans Presented to Protect Well-being of Children in Rhode Island

    August 20, 2018

    “Just referring a family to services isn’t always enough. There need to be more intentional efforts to ensure that the families ultimately get connected with those agencies,” said Trista Piccola, the Director of the Rhode Island Department of Children, Youth, & Families (DCYF). The GPL worked with DCYF and the Rhode Island Department of Health to create a plan for reducing child fatalities and near-fatalities due to neglect or maltreatment. Read more about our recommendations ...

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    Press Release: Nevada Received Technical Assistance to Support Innovative Strategies to Improve Early Childhood Education

    January 1, 2015

    Press Release: Nevada Received Technical Assistance to Support Innovative Strategies to Improve Early Childhood Education
    https://govlab.hks.harvard.edu/news/nevada-received-technical-assistance-support-innovative-strategies-improve-early

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    Post and Courier: Haley expands effort to save infants Nurse-Family Partnership helping poor moms in rural S.C. to get another $30M

    January 1, 2016
    Post and Courier: Haley expands effort to save infants Nurse-Family Partnership helping poor moms in rural S.C. to get another $30M
    https://govlab.hks.harvard.edu/news/gov-nikki-haley-announces-30-million-expansion-nurse-family-partnership
    https://www.postandcourier.com/archives/haley-expands-effort-to-save-infants-nurse-family-partnership-helping/article_c5432441-c3ab-50f4-bf75-bd3264d9f739.html Read more about Post and Courier: Haley expands effort to save infants Nurse-Family Partnership helping poor moms in rural S.C. to get another $30M

    Increasing Vendor Diversity in St. Paul, Minnesota

    April 13, 2017

    Through the What Works Cities Initiative, GPL Assistant Director Jen North and Senior Advisor Greg Wass worked with the city of St. Paul, Minnesota to engage vendors, increase the number of vendor responses, and improve competition. Read more about how the city is building on these efforts to increase its vendor diversity and better understand why it wasn’t adequately reaching small, women- or minority-owned businesses. Read more.

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    Seattle Releases $30 Million RFP for Homeless Services

    June 28, 2017
    Mayor Ed Murray and the Seattle Human Services Department announced a request for proposals (RFP) for $30 million in funding for homelessness services. This is the first time the City has competitively bid its homeless services contracts in more than a decade.The results-driven contracting model identified in the RFP was developed through the City’s collaboration with the GPL. ... Read more about Seattle Releases $30 Million RFP for Homeless Services

    How Seattle Used Results-Driven Contracting to Improve Homeless Services

    May 15, 2017

    “What we’ve got to do is establish performance expectations and work very closely with the providers that we are investing in to make sure they’re successful.” Learn more from Jason Johnson, the Deputy Director of Seattle’s Human Services Department, about the City’s efforts to improve outcomes of its homeless services using results-driven contracting and active contract management...

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    Video: Tackling Homelessness in Seattle

    March 29, 2017

    This new video discusses our What Works Cities project improving homelessness outcomes through results-driven contracting in Seattle. By restructuring its contracts, setting up a system to track performance, and actively managing its contracts with service providers, Seattle is making progress in connecting individuals experiencing homelessness to permanent housing. Watch the video here

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