Center for Human Services Research
The Center for Human Services Research (CHSR) is located within the School of Social Welfare at the University at Albany, State University of New York. CHSR has over 20 years of experience conducting evaluation research, designing information systems, and informing policy and program development for a broad spectrum of agencies that serve vulnerable populations. CHSR areas of inquiry cover a wide range of topics including children and family services, children’s mental health, education and early childhood development, health behavior and services, and youth development and juvenile justice. Characteristic of all these studies is CHSR’s focus on rigorous methods, strong stakeholder involvement, and the dissemination of timely, accurate and non-partisan information to guide best practices in service delivery.