The Institute of Applied Research (IAR) is an independent research and consulting organization with offices in St. Louis, Missouri. Founded in 1978, the Institute has specialized in providing 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, and issues affecting women and minorities.

Recent Additions to Papers and Reports:

Family Assessment in the District of Columbia: Program Evaluation, Final Report. January 2016

Maryland Alternative Response Evaluation, Final Report. September 2015.

Link to open access article in Child Abuse and Neglect, The International Journal: Effects of approach and services under Differential Response on long-term child safety and welfare, slides illustrating findings and full 2014 Ohio follow-up report.

Ohio Alternative Response Extension, / Final Report. April 2014 (Revised)

Recent Additions to Instruments and Methods:

DR Research Instruments: Questionnaires and Interview Schedules. January 2012

The Differential Response Logic Model and Assessment of Model Fidelity. November 2011

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