Our mission is to improve outcomes for children and families across the country through high-quality research and evaluation.  We work with federal, state, and local government, private nonprofit and for-profit organizations to conduct research, evaluation, process improvement, and needs assessments.  The use of data on outcomes, performance measures and process measures have been used to better understand how services affect results.  Analyses of quantitative and qualitative data are used to better predict and explain the results of work across communities.