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2015 Special Recognition: The Employment Bridge Project

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Learn about a new education and re-entry initiative wherein high performing prisoners serving mid-to-long term sentences could earn a four-year college degree and repay the state for educating them through government employment.
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2015 Special Recognition: Cross-Lab Redundancy in Forensic Science

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An inventive proposal to eliminate the two-fold monopoly in forensic science by mandating independent analyses of evidence through random selection testing performed by multiple laboratories.
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Enter the 2015 Better Government Competition: “Improving Public Safety and Controlling Costs in America’s Criminal Justice System"

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For 2015, Pioneer Institute seeks innovative ideas to reform America’s troubled criminal justice system by reexamining policies that have driven mass incarceration and resulted in significant fiscal and human costs. Competitive proposals will include creative approaches to reducing the state and federal prison population, reducing recidivism, and addressing racial disparities in the criminal and juvenile justice systems.
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Congratulations to Rich Bowlen of Northwoods, Winner of the 23rd Annual Better Government Competition

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Pioneer Institute Hosts 23rd Annual Better Government Competition Boston…
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2014 Winner: Increasing Productivity for Protective Services Agencies

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Protective Services Agencies are burdened by paperwork and red tape. Learn how Northwoods’ Compass® application helps social workers use Cloud technology to increase productivity—which saves time and money and improves the quality of services provided to those in need.
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2014 Runner Up: A No-Cost Innovation to Increase Access to Health Care

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Learn how a legislative change could increase the number of independent practices across America, giving more citizens affordable and accessible health care.