About the Center for Applied Research and Analysis

Our Mission

To provide data-driven insights and solutions for positive program and policy change.

What we do

The Center for Applied Research and Analysis (CARA) provides research and evaluation services, consulting, and technical assistance to local, state, federal, private sector, and nonprofit clients. Combining current academic knowledge, rigorous social science research and best practices in evaluation, CARA informs policy makers about the impact of their decisions and programs on the populations they serve.

CARA works and has staff with expertise in a number of areas including crime, the criminal justice system, behavioral health, substance abuse treatment, DWI, home visiting, homelessness, public health, education, and conservation.

CARA provides superior value to public programs and the private sector offering affordable, first class evaluation and research services. CARA brings years of researching and consulting experience to every project.