2015 Runner Up: The Returning Home Ohio Pilot Project

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Learn about a program that combines affordable, permanent housing with a range of supportive services that help vulnerable populations with the complex challenges of homelessness and incarceration. The pilot provides housing and services critical to the maintenance of recovery and stable living for those who cycle through institutional and emergency systems and are at risk of long term homelessness, and those persons with a serious mental illness and dual disorders.

2015 Special Recognition: The Ex-Offender Workforce Entrepreneur Project

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Discover how an innovative housing and treatment program uses small farm-driven entrepreneurial enterprise to improve prisoner recovery, skillset development, and workforce integration.

2015 Special Recognition: A Multi-Agency Approach to Re-purpose Correctional Facilities

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Find out how Massachusetts can A repurpose its corrections facilities to accommodate an expansion of reentry programming and maximize utilization of DOC resources.

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.

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.

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.

Making Care Coordination A Reality Through Modern Health IT

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In today’s sharply divided political landscape, the rancorous…

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…