About Us

Policy Research, Inc. (PRI) is a small, not-for-profit corporation located in upstate New York and incorporated in 1995. Our work revolves around behavioral health services research and technical assistance provision. We are recognized leaders in the behavioral health field and have the capacity to provide a broad range of services and to administer large-scale projects.

Our researchers and support personnel are known for their expertise in the overlap of mental health and the areas of behavioral health/addictions, criminal legal systems, homelessness, recovery supports, accessing benefits, Veterans, and issues pertaining to family members and people with lived experience. We are proud of the diversity of our employees’ experience and expertise and our proven performance record.

Current Work

PRI operates the following national technical assistance centers, resource centers, and projects. Click the project logo to learn more.

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.

Safety and Justice Challenge—Serious Mental Illness Technical Assistance

The John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation’s Safety and Justice Challenge—Serious Mental Illness Technical Assistance contract provides intensive technical assistance to the selected Safety and Justice Challenge jurisdictions that have targeted initiatives for individuals with Serious Mental Illness.

Our Services

PRI offers four core services to inform policy and practice decisions, which result in improved outcomes for underserved-populations:

  • Technical Assistance
  • Training
  • Research
  • Meeting Facilitation & Planning

PRI is a national leader in behavioral health technical assistance provision and has served as the catalyst for systems change. We provide technical assistance to states, territories, and tribes through a broad range of services (both onsite and virtual) to guide 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 and/or addiction disorders, particularly those who have experienced homelessness or who have been in contact with the criminal or juvenile justice systems.

PRI offers training workshops in our expertise areas to help communities and organizations transform behavioral health service delivery.

We develop training curricula to meet your needs using evidence-based practices, state of the art technologies, and strategies that engage practitioners and policy makers. Our trainers provide a wide variety of resources to participants, including tool kits, monographs, trainer manuals, and strategic planning tools.

PRI is well known for its research principles, program assessments, evaluation studies, performance measurements, and data analysis. Our independent Institutional Review Board (IRB) provides expert consultation and review on matters related to human subjects for all research and evaluation projects.

We can assist you with establishing and training staff on data collection methodologies, designing research protocols, and presenting study results in an appealing format that will gain notice among policymakers and funders.

A sample of our publications

PRI develops, plans, and facilitates meetings and conferences that range from small, one-day workshops to large, multi-day conferences. Our logistics staff have longstanding relationships with hotels and meeting venues across the country.

We offer wrap-around meeting services by securing the meeting space, developing agendas, recruiting presenters, coordinating travel and lodging, preparing meeting materials, and providing on-site facilitation and technical assistance during the events.

For more information on any of our services, visit our Services Page at PRA, Inc. or call (518) 439-7415 or send an email to info@policyresearchinc.org.

Clients & Subcontractors

  • Conrad N. Hilton Foundation
  • John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation
  • PEW Foundation
  • The Jacob and Valeria Langeloth Foundation
  • The Nicholson Foundation
Federal Government
  • Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention
  • Social Security Administration
  • Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration
  • U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs
State and Local Governments
National and State Organizations

Contact Us

Contact us by filling out the form below. We will promptly respond to your request.

433 River St, Suite 1005, Troy, NY 12180 info@policyresearchinc.org (518) 439-7415