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 a consensus. We provide technical assistance to states, territories, and tribes through a broad range of services (both onsite 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 implementing evidence-based treatment and services for people with behavioral health needs, particularly service members and Veterans and those who have experienced homelessness or who have been in contact with the criminal legal system.

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 assist states, territories, and local communities with strengthening their capacity to address the behavioral health needs of military and Veteran families.