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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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The Dispatch & The Rock Island Argus: Offenders trying to break into this prison

August 20, 2018
The GPL is assisting the State of Illinois improve employment outcomes for individuals exiting incarceration by reforming in-facility vocational programming at the Kewanee Life Skills Re-Entry Center. Former Illinois legislator Jim Nowlan writes about his experience attending a Kewanee graduation ceremony and meeting program graduates. ... Read more about The Dispatch & The Rock Island Argus: Offenders trying to break into this prison

WAND 17: Life After Prison: Kewanee Life Skills Re-Entry Center

May 23, 2018

The GPL is assisting the State of Illinois improve employment outcomes for individuals exiting incarceration by reforming in-facility vocational programming at the Kewanee Life Skills Re-Entry Center. "It makes you start to question some of the decisions you made and the decisions that you will make when you go home...makes you want to become more responsible for your actions as a man," inmate Jovan Lumpkin said. "That's what I feel makes this program so special, because people need a skill set going home...because you are already looked at like you're a prisoner."...

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Rhode Island Adult Basic Education Performance Improvement

To further Rhode Island's goal of increasing jobs and job readiness in the state, the GPL supported the Rhode Island Department of Education in reforming their adult education services to create a more coordinated provision of trainings and supplemental supports to improve employment outcomes. This work included:

  1. Conducting a comprehensive analysis of demand and the historical performance of various adult education services,

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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

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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New Hampshire Child Welfare System Transformation

New Hampshire is redesigning its child and family services system to better keep children safe and with their families, and to enable those families to thrive. The GPL’s technical assistance is focused on expanding and strengthening supports that can keep families together, helping families receive the most appropriate interventions after contact with the system, and building upstream connections to early childhood, family wellbeing, and other prevention services. This work builds the state’s permanent capacity to contract for results, connect...

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