Part two of two.
In October, LA County launched their first Pay for Success project. Third Sector has been a PFS advisor to the County since 2012. In this series, Third Sector director Dan Peck reflects on Third Sector’s work and the lessons we learned from the project. The following are second and third takeaways that can be applied to other governments looking to replicate LA County’s transition towards PFS and outcomes-based contracting. To read Part 1 which includes the first takeaway from the project, please click here.
This is the first part of a two part series.
Last month, Los Angeles County announced the launch of the County’s first Pay for Success (PFS) project: “Just-in-Reach.” The “Just-in-Reach” PFS project is an outcomes-oriented, health-based housing program that will reduce jail recidivism and help end homelessness among people experiencing repeat jail time. Over four years, the project will place 300 homeless individuals who are currently in custody within the LA County jail system and have a mental health and/or substance use disorders into permanent supportive housing. The project is a