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Harvard Kennedy School Government Performance Lab Announces 2022-2023 Alternative 911 Emergency Response Implementation Cohort

August 18, 2022

Four Jurisdictions to Receive Targeted Technical Assistance to Advance Alternative Emergency Responses
 

CAMBRIDGE, MA – The Harvard Kennedy School Government Performance Lab (GPL) today announced four jurisdictions will participate in its 2022-2023 Alternative 911 Emergency Response Implementation Cohort, an initiative...

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Harvard Kennedy School’s Government Performance Lab Launches Initiative Designed to Accelerate Child and Family Wellbeing

August 9, 2022

Child & Family Wellbeing Accelerator will support jurisdictions implementing preventative supports that keep families together and contribute to child wellbeing

August 9, 2022

CAMBRIDGE, MA – The Harvard Kennedy School Government Performance Lab (GPL) today launched the Child & Family Wellbeing Accelerator, an initiative designed to help state and local...

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Four ways to turn procurement into a force for change

July 7, 2022
Talk to mayors about how their city halls buy goods and services, and you are likely to hear a litany of complaints. Yet procurement is one of the most important and powerful tools local leaders have at their disposal. Just about everything cities do, from paving roads to housing the homeless, involves purchasing goods and services. From the GPL's director Jeffrey Liebman in Bloomberg Cities, read ... Read more about Four ways to turn procurement into a force for change

2021 Texas Partners in Prevention Conference: Partnering with Criminal Justice to Connect Families to Prevention

January 11, 2022

Hosted by the Texas Department of Family and Protective Services, the Partners in Prevention conference is the largest annual gathering of prevention and early intervention professionals in Texas. The conference attracts parent educators, youth service providers, civic leaders, policy advocates, researchers, Prevention and Early Intervention grantees, and others with a professional interest in child and family well-being, youth development, and juvenile justice.

As part of the 2021 Partners in Prevention Conference, GPL fellow...

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Long Beach Asks Vendors to Share Feedback in Survey

October 15, 2021
The City of Long Beach is asking past, current and prospective vendors to participate in a Vendor Engagement Survey to help guide procurement improvements. The survey is one result of a comprehensive evaluation and remaking of the City's procurement systems and processes, conducted in collaboration with the Harvard Kennedy School Government Performance Lab (GPL). The goal is to make procurement more efficient, consistent and forward-looking, so that all vendors are better positioned to... Read more about Long Beach Asks Vendors to Share Feedback in Survey

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