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    City of Portland: Results-Driven Contracting for Technology

    October 26, 2020
     The City of Portland worked with Harvard Kennedy School's Government Performance Lab to make practical changes to a critical procurement process, establishing a more strategic approach to technology contracting. Via video conference, city staff from Procurement Services and the Bureau of Technology Services Check share their experience applying results-driven contracting strategies to improve the City's technology procurement process.... Read more about City of Portland: Results-Driven Contracting for Technology

    Governing: How the New Stimulus Can Strengthen Local Governments

    April 9, 2021
    In this opionion piece for Governing, Zachary Markovits from Results for America encourages local governments to utilize stimulus funds to, "invest in all kinds of infrastructure: physical, data and social," and points to the GPL's work to expand broadband internet access in Boulder, Colorado as an example of high-impact, equity-driven infrastructure development that helps create a... Read more about Governing: How the New Stimulus Can Strengthen Local Governments

    Concord Monitor: NH Waypoint to start new voluntary services program to head off child neglect and abuse

    December 5, 2020

    The Concord Monitor wrote a piece covering the New Hampshire Department of Health and Human Services’ announcement of partnerships with two social service agencies to provide community-based voluntary services for at-risk children and families. Read the story, the...

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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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    Conway Daily Sun: State Expands Residential Behavioral Health Treatment for Children

    July 28, 2021

    The Conway Daily Sun wrote a piece highlighting New Hampshire's expansion of residential behavioral health treatment for children. Governor Sununu remarked that the expansion "represents another step in our work to rebuild New Hampshire’s mental health system, and to ensure Granite Staters, especially children and youth, have access to appropriate behavioral health services within our State”. Read the ...

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    Houston Public Media: Two New Harris County Safety Programs Would Limit Police Interactions In Certain Cases

    August 10, 2021

    Houston Public Media wrote a piece highlighting Harris County's Holistic Alternative Responder Team program, or HART, which plans to send public health staff instead of law enforcement to nonviolent calls involving issues like mental health, homelessness, and substance abuse. Read the...

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    HKS Is Providing a Blueprint For How to Improve Policing at Home and Nationwide

    September 30, 2021
    On September 30, 2021, the Harvard Crimson Editorial Board published an article highlighting the Government Performance Lab's work to support jrusidictions in implementing alternative approaches to 911 emergency response. According to the Editorial Board: "We are thrilled to see Harvard affiliates leveraging their resources and influence to pursue meaningful change at the local level. As prone to aspiring towards leadership as us Harvard students are, the Government Performance Lab’s ethos of creating change through assisting local actors is a great reminder that sometimes, the best thing we... Read more about HKS Is Providing a Blueprint For How to Improve Policing at Home and Nationwide

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