Outcomes-Based Contracting for Reentry and Housing Supports

Past Event
April 6, 2022, 12:00 pm – 1:15 pm, Eastern

Hosted by The Council of State Governments (CSG) Justice Center, the National Reentry Resource Center, and the Bureau of Justice Assistance.

Building on the Pay for Success model, panelists will discuss how and why outcomes-based contracts can be used to support people reentering the community and how justice partners can use performance-driven contracting to help define outcomes and support getting desired results. Opportunities through using outcomes-based contracts include promoting data collection and tracking recidivism outcomes, including jail bookings, length of stay, charging information, housing status, and more. The discussion will also address how to educate government agencies to ensure that staff and service providers have adequate training for collecting data, validating outcomes, and developing research partnerships.


  • Kelly Walsh, Principal Policy Associate, Urban Institute
  • Gloria Gong, Executive Director, Government Performance Lab, Harvard University’s John F. Kennedy School of Government
  • Sarah Wurzburg, Program Director, Behavioral Health, CSG Justice Center

Event recording

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