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    Providence Journal: Rhode Island Holds Two-day Summit on Overhaul of Child Welfare Services

    November 17, 2015

    Nearly 200 people who work with Rhode Island's Department of Children, Youth, and Families (DCYF) came together to weigh in on how child welfare services should be purchased. The GPL had been assisting DCYF with implementing active contract management in its contracts with service providers. Read more about the summit here, and...

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    Providence Journal: Governor Raimondo Vows Major Overhaul of Department of Children, Youth, and Families

    July 30, 2015
    Saying she “inherited an agency in crisis...an extremely dysfunctional system,” Rhode Island Governor Gina Raimondo outlined a plan to radically reform the state’s troubled Department of Children, Youth and Families (DCYF). Her plan included receiving pro bono technical assistance from the Government Performance Lab. Read more about her plans here, and... Read more about Providence Journal: Governor Raimondo Vows Major Overhaul of Department of Children, Youth, and Families

    Turn to 10: Rhode Island Health Officials Promise to Keep Children Safer

    August 20, 2018

    Officials from the Rhode Island Department of Health (DOH), along with the Department of Children, Youth, and Families (DCYF), presented a plan that details ways to better identify at-risk children. The presentation examined 31 incidents where children either died or almost died from the beginning of 2016 to the end of 2017. “This tells us who we need to be focusing on when we’re tending to child fatalities or near fatalities," said Dr. Nicole Alexander-Scott, the director of the Rhode Island Department of Health....

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    HKS Magazine: Performance Specialists - The GPL Is on a Mission to Make Government Work Better

    September 28, 2018

    The GPL was profiled in the Harvard Kennedy School alumni magazine. The piece describes how the GPL grew from a small team pioneering Pay for Success to an organization of 45 undertaking projects to improve core government operations. Read the complete feature here, and download the PDF...

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    NH Department of Health and Human Services Press Release: NH DHHS To Receive Technical Support From Harvard University’s Kennedy School Government Performance Lab

    January 1, 2018

    NH Department of Health and Human Services Press Release: NH DHHS To Receive Technical Support From Harvard University’s Kennedy School Government Performance Lab

    https://www.dhhs.nh.gov/media/pr/2018/06142018-tech-support-dcyf.htm

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    New Hampshire Public Radio: N.H.'s Division for Children, Youth, and Families Wants Public Input on How to Improve

    October 4, 2019

    New Hampshire's Division for Children, Youth, and Families issued a formal Request for Information to ask the public how it could better do its job. The RFI "calls on everyone from behavioral health providers to foster parents to advocacy groups to academia to put forward ideas on how the agency can better achieve goals including reducing the number of families with repeated reports of maltreatment and decreasing the...

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