Publications from Children and Families
In Case You Missed It… NCSL’s 2016 Legislative Summit: At NCSL’s Legislative Summit last month in Chicago, the Children and Families Program planned and contributed to several sessions focusing on everything from foster care to child support, poverty to opioids. Here are some session specific highlights:
Pay for Success and Innovative Financing for Human Services Programs: Speakers included Senator Thomas Alexander (R-S.C.), Charles Sallee from the New Mexico Legislative Finance Committee along with Jeremy Keele and Phil Peterson from the Sorenson Impact Center and KidsSucceed LLC respectively. This session highlighted pay-for-success, a relatively new financing mechanism that is being discussed as a way to get the most bang for taxpayers’ bucks when it comes to funding social programs. The diverse panel of speakers at the session explored pay-for-success funding opportunities and challenges and ways lawmakers can play a more critical role in program development. Read a blog post about the session.
Also see a Q & A video with Phil Peterson.more » « less