Interviews


BetaGov Interviews

Angela Hawken in conversation with Milan Vaishnav on "BetaGov and How It's Revolutionising Research"

Posted:   September 25, 2018

Angela Hawken, Professor, New York University in conversation with Milan Vaishnav, Senior Fellow, Carnegie Endowment for International Peace on "BetaGov and How It's Revolutionising Research". (video)


The Importance of Good Data: Angela Hawken

Posted:   September 25, 2018

Why are randomized control trial evaluations so important for justice innovation? (video)



Practitioner Interviews

Interview With Deputy Secretary Trevor Wingard

Date:   January 14, 2018

How did you decide to test the SCF model? It was the summer of 2015 and Secretary John Wetzel wanted to address the issues in Pennsylvania of long-term segregation and reducing violence in our...(cont'd)


Interview With Unit Manager John Muick Of Pennsylvania SCI-Mahanoy

Date:   October 25, 2017

SCI-Mahanoy conducted an RCT to see if providing air plants to participants would yield fewer placements to psychiatric observation and restrictive housing. Tell us about your role in the air plant tri...(cont'd)


BetaGov Spotlight: Jason Potts

Date:   September 25, 2017

Jason Potts is a lieutenant with the City of Vallejo Police Department in Vallejo, CA. He joins BetaGov to discuss his role leading an RCT to test the effectiveness of equipping patrol vehicles with automatic...(cont'd)


BetaGov Spotlight: Denise O’Donnell

Date:   August 9, 2017

What are the most exciting initiatives that you supported during your time at BJA? I was fortunate to work on a number of exciting and challenging issues as Director of BJA. A central focus of our work was to...(cont'd)


Embracing Change

Date:   July 17, 2017

Sandra Kimmons is Director of Economic and Employment Services in the Kansas Department for Children and Families (DCF). Her team...(cont'd)


"Let The Results Be What They Are"

Date:   June 20, 2017

Pracademic Kelli Zook talks with BetaGov about her trial, in which people on probation in Clackamas County, OR, received text-message...(cont'd)


Innovation Continues Following Negative Results

Date:   May 19, 2017

Corrine Livers was the trial lead for a study that explored cash assistance payment schedules in the Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) program, in which participants receive monthly cash assist...(cont'd)


"This Will Help Reduce The Recidivism Rate"

Date:   May 10, 2017

Riverside County Probation Department recently completed a randomized controlled trial (RCT) to test the use of text messaging to communicate with probationers...(cont'd)


"We Want To Do What Works"

Date:   April 25, 2017

"We Want to Do What Works": An Interview with Bret Bucklen Dr. Kristofer (Bret) Bucklen, director of the Pennsylvania Department of ...(cont'd)