Announcements

December 31, 2017 marks the end of an era – the first era – at Policy Research Associates; PRA Founder and President Henry J. Steadman, Ph.D. will retire. Throughout his career as a nationally recognized leader in the criminal justice and behavioral health fields, Dr. Steadman has published 8 books, 172 articles, and 24 chapters.… Read More


SAMHSA"s GAINS Center for Behavioral Health and Justice Transformation logo

“The Sequential Intercept Map is the riverbed, and all the initiatives are like the rocks. We can build a different flow in the river depending on how we place the rocks. Sometimes we’re adding big boulders or moving a boulder over. By understanding the flow of the Intercepts we can manage what’s in the riverbed.”… Read More


The John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation’s Safety and Justice Challenge (SJC) supports jurisdictions around the country working to safely reduce over-reliance on jails. Jurisdictions participating in the Challenge develop and model effective ways to keep people out of jail who don’t belong there, more effectively reintegrate those who must be confined into the… Read More


Policy Research Associates, Inc. (PRA) has been awarded the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration’s (SAMHSA’s) Best Practices for Psychiatrists Treating Justice-Involved Populations in Community Care contract. Through this contract, PRA will develop a monograph and deliver a webinar that details best practices for psychiatrists providing care to people who are justice-involved and have… Read More


Policy Research Associates, Inc. (PRA) was awarded the Youth Engagement Strategies to Prepare Youth for Successful Adulthood project from Office of the Assistant Secretary for Planning and Evaluation at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. This project will support youth engagement in federal, state, and local policies and programs. PRA’s project team will… Read More


Policy Research Associates, Inc. (PRA) has received continued funding to support the operation of the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration’s (SAMHSA’s) GAINS Center for Behavioral Health and Justice Transformation. In the Fiscal Year 2018 exercise of the GAINS Center contract, PRA will undertake several new/continuing pieces of work on behalf of SAMHSA: Coordinate… Read More


Policy Research Associates, Inc. (PRA) was recently awarded the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration’s (SAMHSA’s) new Expanding the Adoption of Workplace Mental Health Approaches project. This one-year project is the follow-up to SAMHSA’s Emotional Wellness and Mental Health in the Workplace project completed by PRA in September 2017. In May 2017, PRA staff… Read More


Policy Research Associates, Inc. (PRA) has been awarded a contract under the Bureau of Justice Assistance’s (BJA’s) VALOR Initiative: Law Enforcement and Community: Crisis Intervention Training Model program. In conjunction with BJA, PRA will provide communities with targeted training and technical assistance to implement BJA’s Crisis Intervention Team (CIT) model. PRA will work closely with… Read More


PRA-IPH Partnership-Media Post

Policy Research Associates, Inc. (PRA) is proud to announce that it has partnered with Interfaith Partnership for the Homeless (IPH) in this year’s Regional Food Bank of Northeastern New York’s Adopt-A-Program. PRA’s donation match will support IPH’s efforts in serving individuals and families experiencing or at-risk of homelessness in the Capital Region. PRA will match… Read More


AHA_Index-Award-Bronze-2017

Policy Research Associates has, once again, been recognized by the American Heart Association in its Workplace Health Achievement Index.  This year, PRA achieved bronze-level recognition by embedding a culture of health and wellness in the office.  PRA encourages healthy living by providing a number of options for our employees, including physical activity and wellness support,… Read More


Peer Core Competency Meeting

Over the past decade there has been increased interest in the roles that people with lived experience can play as peers in supporting the recovery of justice-involved adults diagnosed with mental illness and addiction.  Peer services encompass a range of activities and interactions between people that inspire hope for recovery, dispel myths about behavioral health… Read More