Chief Willard goes to Washington to attend White House drug policy summit

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Chief Nick Willard addresses the Senate Judicial Committee.
Chief Nick Willard addresses the Senate Judicial Committee in January of 2016.

MANCHESTER, NH – Manchester Police Chief Nick Willard has been invited to attend the White House Office of National Drug Control Policy (ONDCP) convening on November 3, 2016 in Washington, D.C.

This convening will gather leaders to explore possibilities to add Pay for Success to the suite of tools deployed at the state and local level to tackle opioid use disorders.

Pay for Success is an initiative that aims to drive government resources toward proven social programs that deliver better results to those in need. The model provides a way for state and local governments to tackle social problems by tapping private investors to cover the upfront costs of the programs. If the programs are successful, governments pay the investors back; if they are not, the investors absorb the cost and governments pay nothing.

Pay for Success intermediaries will be joined by state and local policymakers, service providers, and evaluation experts at the Nov. 3 event. Chief Willard was invited due to his work with the National City-County Task Force on the Opioid Epidemic, a national task force to which he was named in March.

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