Technical Assistance

PRA has been a national leader in technical assistance provision since its founding. Our technical assistance services enable jurisdictions to bring together key decision-makers to form consensus. We provide technical assistance to states, territories, and tribes through a broad range of services (both on-site and virtual) to catalyze systems transformation through policy and practice change.

We have operated numerous technical assistance centers and programs for federal and foundation clients. Our staff and consultants assist with the implementation of evidence-based treatment and support services for people with behavioral health needs, particularly those who have experienced homelessness or who have been in contact with the criminal or juvenile justice systems.

Highlighted Technical Assistance Centers

  • SAMHSA’s GAINS Center: The GAINS Center focuses on expanding access to services for people with mental and/or substance use disorders who come into contact with the adult criminal justice system.
  • SAMHSA SOAR TA Center: SSI/SSDI Outreach, Access, and Recovery (SOAR) is a national program designed to increase access to the disability income benefit programs administered by the Social Security Administration for eligible adults and children who are experiencing or at risk of homelessness and have a serious mental illness, medical impairment, and/or a co-occurring substance use disorder.
  • SAMHSA’s SMVF TA Center: SAMHSA’s SMVF TA Center serves as a national resource to support states, territories, and local communities in strengthening their capacity to address the behavioral health needs of military and veteran families.
  • National Center for Youth Opportunity and Justice: NCYOJ aims to improve life opportunities for youth by advancing policy and practice improvements that ensure the well-being of youth, families, and communities.