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2015 Runner Up: Employing Intelligence-Driven Prosecution to Improve Crime Prevention

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Learn about an innovative partnership model that helps reduce and prevent crime by improving the timely and accurate sharing of criminal intelligence throughout the District Attorney's Office and among all law enforcement agencies. This unique approach to information-sharing allows for effective use of the vast amounts of data on crime patterns gleaned from thousands of cases each year and helps identify entrenched crime hotspots to design proactive investigation and prosecution strategies to address them.
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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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Devolving Responses to Natural Disasters

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Because FEMA is funded with federal income tax receipts, the level of emergency situation impacts its budgets. Take a look at solutions to reduce cost-sharing provisions and placing limits to threshold amounts.
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Devolving U.S.A.I.D. Training to State Colleges and Universities

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State departments of higher education have campus liaison responsibilities. In the proposal here, those responsibilities would include channeling USAID requests for Participant Training to state colleges and universities.