*We thank everyone who entered our 2015 Better Government Competition. The submission deadline has passed, and we are preparing all entries for review by a distinguished panel of judges. Check back in coming weeks for announcements about the awards dinner and more.*
Each year the Better Government Competition focuses on one of the country’s biggest challenges. For 2015, Pioneer Institute seeks innovative ideas to improve public safety and control costs in America’s 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. We seek ideas that make government more effective and efficient, protect individual liberties and make our communities safer. Your idea could win $10,000. Runners up receive $1,000. Read contest details in our Guidelines, below. Or download here: 2015 BGC Guidelines.