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

Urban Institute: How Denver Is Breaking the Homelessness-Jail Cycle

March 20, 2019

The Urban Institute published a feature on the GPL's Permanent Supportive Housing project in Denver. The feature explains how former Program Director Tyler Jaeckel and other stakeholders helped the City set up a social impact bond to build 160 new units of housing for the homeless and includes quotes from residents and photos of their new homes. Read the feature ...

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Washington Department of Children, Youth, and Families: Strengthening Connections Between Child Welfare and Early Learning

March 18, 2019

Secretary Ross Hunter, the Director of Washington’s Department of Children, Youth, and Families (DCYF), recently laid out the department’s plan for incorporating early childhood learning services into the child welfare system. DCYF is piloting projects at two sites to identify opportunities to strengthen connections to early learning resources for child welfare-involved families, which evidence suggests will help at-risk families develop protective factors and build resilience. Read his post...

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Bridging the Gap Between Residents and Opportunity in Charleston, South Carolina

March 5, 2019

The GPL worked with the City of Charleston, South Carolina to draft a results-driven RFP to identify a developer to build a high-quality, affordable housing on City land. By involving multiple departments in planning and writing the RFP as well as engaging with over 100 key stakeholders — including city staff, community representatives, developers, and nonprofits — the resulting procurement...

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Let's Chat About Data: Assistant Director Jen North Discusses How to Reach City Goals with Effective RFPs

March 5, 2019

GPL Assistant Director Jen North sat down with What Works Cities to discuss how results-driven contracting can help cities reach their goals. In the interview, she explains why writing effective RFPs is so important for successful procurements by helping cities organize contracted services just as sheepdogs help herd and organize sheep for farmers....

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Scott Kleiman Presents on Human Services Contracting for Outcomes

February 12, 2019

GPL Program Director Scott Kleiman presented during Results for America's webinar Improving State and Local Human Services Contracting and Outcomes. Scott highlighted the GPL's work with the Rhode Island Department of Children, Youth, and Families as an example of active contract management. Watch the webinar here and view the slide deck...

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Veritalk: Boston, MA Asphalt Resurfacing Project Featured in "Pothole Politics"

January 31, 2019

"Potholes not only tell you about the state of your infrastructure, they also tell you about the nature of participation in your city." GPL Fellow Elijah de la Campa spoke about the GPL's Boston, MA Asphalt Resurfacing project and some of the surprising discoveries he made on Harvard's Graduate School of Arts and Sciences podcast, ...

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Program Director Hanna Azemati Speaks on Collaborative Strategies for Improving Outcomes

November 16, 2018

GPL Program Director Hanna Azemati was a guest speaker at the Innovations in Evidence conference in Regina, Canada from November 15-16, 2018. The event convened international leaders and innovators to share emerging trends, lessons learned, and insights into how to overcome challenges facing policymakers, practitioners, and researchers in advancing and implementing evidence-informed policy making. Select conference speakers, including Hanna, were also invited to provide written recommendations on Canada’s path forward in building the infrastructure to support evidence-...

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