BetaGov's mission is to help policymakers and government agencies identify problems, develop innovative solutions, and test them using rigorous research methods.
Clackamas County Community Corrections (Oregon)
Kelli Zook, Transition Center Coordinator
Clackamas County Community Corrections sent text-message reminders to probationers and reduced their failure-to-report rate by one-third.
Kansas Department for Children and Families (DCF)
Shannon Connell, Benefits Director; Sandra Kimmons, Director of Economic and Employment Services
Two LIEAP applications were submitted via fax and both included signatures. The DCF identified and resolved the processing problem, and the revised LIEAP application has been adopted statewide.
Wyoming Department of Family Services
Corrine Live, TANF Program Manager
Providing weekly cash assistance to POWER clients resulted in shorter program retention with no increase in employment.
Pennsylvania Department of Corrections (PADOC)
Marci Boyer, Corrections Classification Treatment Manager, SCI Muncy
The information provided to women about this program may be sufficient for reducing anxiety and associated misbehaviors, without the need for actually invoking a Chill Plan.
BetaGov supports the conceptualization and the conduct of field-initiated research as randomized controlled trials. To build sustainable research capacity, we emphasize a learning model called "Pracademia," offering practitioner training, workshops, and knowledge-sharing sessions. Topics include trial design, randomization, ethics, project implementation, regulatory requirements, data analysis, and preparing findings for dissemination.