for people and communities through technical assistance, research, and training



Policy Research Associates, Inc. (PRA) is a Women-Owned Small Business that is a national leader in behavioral health and research. We offer four core services that help individuals with behavioral health needs achieve recovery. In partnership with our sister non-profit, Policy Research, Inc., we offer technical assistance, training, research, and policy services, primarily in the following content areas:


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Homeless & Housing Resource Center

This national center provides high-quality, no-cost training for health and housing professionals in evidence-based practices that contributes to housing stability, recovery, and an end to homelessness.

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This national project is designed to increase access to the disability income benefit programs (SSI/SSDI) administered by the Social Security Administration for eligible adults who are experiencing or at-risk of homelessness and have a mental illness, medical impairment, and/or a co-occurring substance use disorder.

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This national project is designed to expand access to community-based services for adults diagnosed with co-occurring mental illness and substance use disorders at all points of contact with the justice system.

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This national project is designed to help state and territory teams develop and implement strategic plans to strengthen behavioral health systems for service members, veterans, and their families.

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National Center for Youth Opportunity and Justice

This project aims to improve life opportunities for youth by advancing policy and practice improvements that ensure the well-being of youth, families, and communities.

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ARDRAW Small Grant Program

The Analyzing Relationships between Disability, Rehabilitation and Work (ARDRAW) Small Grant Program is a one-year $10,000 stipend program awarded to graduate-level students to conduct supervised independent research designed to foster new analysis of work, rehabilitation, and disability issues.

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Training and Facilitation

Localities, organizations, communities, and states can work with PRA and its network of national experts to identify high-priority needs and develop strategies to transform systems and improve outcomes.



Achieving Wellness Goals

This podcast is the fourth of the four-part Mentally Healthy Workplaces series, developed in… Read More

Competence to Stand Trial Microsite

Competence to stand trial is raised when justice-involved individuals exhibit signs or symptoms of… Read More

Peer Support Roles Across the Sequential Intercept Model

Policy Research Associates, Inc. is pleased to release a new tool to the field,… Read More

Screening and Assessment of Co-Occurring Disorders in the Justice System

Screening and Assessment of Co-Occurring Disorders in the Justice System examines screening and assessment… Read More

Integrating Courts into the Behavioral Health and Criminal Justice Continuum through Sequential Intercept Mapping

Utilizing statistical data, evidence-based practices, and the Sequential Intercept Model (SIM), this presentation by… Read More

Juvenile Mental Health Courts

This presentation was delivered at the National Association of Drug Court Professionals (NADCP) Annual… Read More