DCHS shares evaluation work at J-PAL convening in Santa Clara, CA 

Shared from the DCHS Touching Base Newsletter

Pictured: From left, June Lee, Chief, Performance Measurement & Evaluation and Abby Schachter, Homeless Housing and Services Evaluator.

Department of Community and Human Services (DCHS) Deputy Director Josephine Wong, June Lee, DCHS Chief, Performance Measurement and  Evaluation, and Abby Schachter, Homeless Housing and Services Evaluator attended the J-PAL (Abdul Latif Jameel Poverty Action Lab) State and Local Innovation Initiative Convening in Santa Clara, CA on Feb. 15-16. They joined other J-PAL grantees, researchers, philanthropy and government officials to share work and learn how other communities have partnered with researchers to conduct evaluations and broker cross-sector data sharing agreements to support evidence-informed decision-making. DCHS received a J-PAL planning grant through the State and Local Innovation Initiative to assess the feasibility of a randomized evaluation of the Best Starts for Kids Youth & Family Homelessness Prevention Initiative and the Law Enforcement Assisted Diversion program.

To learn more about what DCHS is doing in our community, read the most recent issue of the Touching Base Newsletter (on SharePoint).