Applied Research and Evaluation

Research can be highly theoretical until it is applied to real-world conditions. CPRD has a long history of creating and maintaining successful collaborative, real-world partnerships with local, state, and national organizations, agencies, and businesses conducting prevention work across the country.

These relationships help us to more directly connect basic research to our goal of improving the quality of systems and programs that serve communities, families, and children.

Example

As part of its work for the Illinois Department of Human Services, CPRD created a series of Research Briefs that boil down the research on a prevention-oriented topic (e.g., mentoring youth) into minimum standards that help prevention programming stand on solid ground.