About Us

Established in 1981…

the Center for Policy Research (CPR) has more than 30 years of experience conducting research and evaluation projects and providing technical assistance on a variety of human services and critical social issues, particularly those affecting children and families. We often collaborate with public and private agencies to plan, develop, and evaluate initiatives designed to improve delivery of health and human services and develop and test creative strategies.

Our clients include…

the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, state and local human services agencies, courts, and local and national foundations. CPR’s key accomplishments include pioneering evaluations of family and dependency mediation programs; assessments of interventions to establish parenting time for divorced and unmarried parents; developing the first National Violence Against Women Survey; ground-breaking evaluations of child support interventions and family-centered policies, including responsible fatherhood programs; and the review and adjustment of child support guidelines in dozens of states.

Our team…

conducts rigorous evaluations of initiatives on child welfare, homeless and runaway youth, intimate partner violence, workforce and public benefit programs, as well as prisoner re-entry. CPR also directs the national Fatherhood Research and Practice Network, which funds and promotes rigorous evaluations of fatherhood programs.

We invite you to learn more.


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