The Institute of Applied Research (IAR) and IAR Associates (IARA) are independent research and consulting organizations with offices in St. Louis, Missouri. IAR was founded in 1978. IARA was founded in 2008. Together these organizations have provided research and technical assistance services to state governments and agencies and other public service and community organizations. Areas of special expertise include child welfare and child protection, childcare, juvenile delinquency, substance abuse, developmental disabilities, welfare and welfare reform, poverty, employment and training,drug courts and issues affecting women and minorities.

Papers and Reports:

This subdirectory contains various papers, powerpoint presentations and reports of projects. All are available in PDF format for download.

Instruments and Methods:

This subdirectory contains certain instruments and discussions of methods that are freely available to researchers.

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