Research and evaluation are integral to the work of the NCMHJJ. Research informs training, policy, and program development. Evaluation is a critical component of implementing and sustaining programs. By collecting and understanding relevant data, program leaders can adjust policy and practice to improve effectiveness and support sustainability.

The NCMHJJ has specific expertise in policy analysis and program assessment, including evaluation design, data collection and management, and data analysis. The NCMHJJ works with jurisdictions to:

  • create data collection methodologies to maximize results
  • design research protocols
  • gather and analyze data
  • report results in formats geared toward policymakers and funders

For more information about NCMHJJ’s policy and program development services, call 1-866-962-6455 or email

Contact Us