Current Work2021-07-28T15:47:57-04:00

Current Work

PRA is operating the following national technical assistance centers, resource centers, and research projects. For examples of our past work, please visit our Past Work page.

For more information about these projects, contact us at

Pretrial Risk Management in the Safety and Justice Challenge

For this research project, funded by the University of Virginia and the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation, PRA will examine strategies to reduce detention and increase racial equity in pretrial judgments.

California Felony Incompetent to Stand Trial Continuum of Care Evaluation

For this research project, funded by the California Department of State Hospitals, PRA will conduct an evaluation of the California Department of State Hospitals’ felony incompetent to stand trial (IST) continuum of care efforts.

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.

HUD Technical Assistance

PRA staff members served as U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Regional Team Points of Contact for Continuums of Care in Washington and Illinois. This technical assistance helped communities administer shelter and housing programs for people experiencing or at risk of homelessness. Through this HUD technical assistance mechanism, PRA staff members also contributed to products providing information about maximizing income benefits and serving people involved in the justice system during the COVID-19 pandemic.

SAMHSA SOAR (SSI/SSDI Outreach, Access, and Recovery) TA Center

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 and children who are experiencing or at-risk of homelessness and have a mental illness, medical impairment, and/or a co-occurring substance use disorder.


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.


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.