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…

2014 Compendium of Winning Entries - Better Government Competition

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Read the winning proposals submitted for the 23rd annual Better…

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.

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.

2014 Runner Up: An Online Portal for Handicap Parking Applications

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Discover how one state's Department of Motor Vehicles is using technology to streamline the handicapped parking application process and virtually eliminate a backlog of permit requests.

2014 Runner Up: Online Database to Streamline the Sale of Public Lands

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The US spends $1.7 billion each year on the maintenance of approximately 77,000 lots that sit empty and unused. Learn how an online database can save local governments money while generating economic development.

2014 Runner Up: Increasing Accessibility and Accountability in the City of Boston

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Discover how a repurposed bomb squad truck can you save you time, hassle, and headaches. Learn more about how City Hall To Go is serving up 47 public services to Boston communities.