While New York City’s drop in crime has become a global success story, much less has been made of the fact that over the past decade, the city’s welfare caseload dropped from 1.2 million to just over 400,000. Most observers give at least some of the credit for both drops to a management reform called CompStat. On April 5, the community development agency Seedco and New York University’s Robert F. Wagner Graduate School of Public Service’s Public Policy Alliance will co-host a breakfast forum, at which Human Resources Commissioner Verna Eggleston and members of her senior staff, will discuss how they accomplished that drop, and what role CompStat played in helping HRA attain greater efficiencies. Seedco CEO and former HRA Commissioner William Grinker will moderate the discussion.


Moderator: William Grinker, CEO, Seedco, and former commissioner, NYC Human Resources Administration

  • Verna Eggleston, commissioner, NYC Human Resources Administration
  • Seth Diamond, Executive Deputy Commissioner, Family Independence Administration
  • Frank Lipton, M.D., Executive Deputy Commissioner, Customized Assistance Services
  • Swati Desai, Ph.D., Executive Deputy Commissioner, Office of Program Reporting, Analysis and Accountability

When: Tuesday, April 5, 2005, 8:30am-10:30am

Where: NYU Wagner, The Puck Building, 295 Lafayette Street, 2nd Floor

Note: Seating is limited; members of the public must RSVP to wagner.events@nyu.edu or 212.998.7546. Press must RSVP to Josh Taylor at josh.taylor@nyu.edu.

Established in 1938, the Robert F. Wagner Graduate School of Public Service offers advanced programs leading to the professional degrees of Master of Public Administration, Master of Urban Planning, Master of Science in Management, and Doctor of Philosophy. Through these rigorous programs, NYU Wagner educates the future leaders of public, nonprofit, and health institutions as well as private organizations serving the public sector. http://wagner.nyu.edu.

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