The February 2021 edition of the Policy Research Associates monthly newsletter included announcements, publications, and the latest posts from the PRA blog.

This newsletter contained the following headlines:

  • New Release: PRA Impact Reports
  • SAMHSA’s GAINS Center Hosts Criminal Justice-Focused Strategic Planning Workshop for the State of Maryland
  • Time Is Running Out to Apply: ARDRAW Small Grant Program Offering $10,000 Stipends to Graduate Researchers
  • Upcoming Webinars

This newsletter contains an impact report that highlights the efforts and outreach of PRA from October to December 2020 and 2020 overall These two reports take a quantitative look at the trainings, events, projects, and other fee-for-service activities completed by PRA and its projects. Also included are qualitative summarizations of policy and practice influence.

In November 2020, SAMHSA’s GAINS Center hosted the State Summit on Behavioral Health and the Justice System in coordination with the Commission to Study Mental and Behavioral Health in Maryland, led by Lieutenant Governor Rutherford. This state-level strategic planning workshop was designed to inform the work of the state’s Public Safety and Judicial System and Crisis Services subcommittees and to guide targeted legislative appropriations for crisis services and jail diversion.

The Social Security Administration is awarding graduate students $10,000 stipends to research work, rehabilitation, and disability issues through the Analyzing Relationships Between Disability, Rehabilitation and Work (ARDRAW) Small Grant Program. The objective of ARDRAW is to foster new analyses of work, rehabilitation, and disability issues, which may develop innovative and fresh perspectives on disability, by providing research stipends to a broad spectrum of graduate students. Applications are due by February 26, 2021.

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