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Colleagues Working Together


We are proud of our past and current projects that represent a diverse collection of



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James Bell Associates

Research and evaluation assistance to discretionary grantees of the Children's Bureau (under the Administration of Children, Youth and Families, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services) implementing Title IV-E waiver demonstration projects focused on child welfare populations.

University of Massachusetts Donahue Institute, Applied Research and Evaluation

Mixed methods research study of the Completion Incentive Grant Fund (CIGF) pilot program of Massachusetts State Department of Higher Education.

International Child Welfare agency, SOS Children’s Villages USA, and Ben Kerman Consulting LLC

Case study of policy trends and service gaps in U.S. child welfare systems, following enactment of the Family First Preservation Services Act (FFPSA).

Clarus Research

Usability testing of Assessment & Building Capacity (ABC) Tool among pilot Washington State school districts, funded by WA State Youth & Families Fund to address homelessness.

Walker Therapeutic and Educational Programs

Reliability and validity testing of new treatment team tool for assessing key factors associated with legal and relational permanency.

Casey Family Services, The Annie E. Casey Foundation

Longitudinal outcomes study of foster care children and foster family factors.


Needs Assessment

for Casey Family Programs

Needs assessment of evidence-based practices and family support programs in State of Maine, leading to statewide goals and implementation of Family Stabilization Program. 


for Office of the Child Advocate,

State of MA

Assessment and mapping of multi-agency services regarding child and adolescent services, critical incident reporting processes, continuous quality improvement efforts, licensing, data collection, and interagency collaborations under the Massachusetts Executive Office of Health and Human Services. 


for National Child Welfare Resource Center, University of Southern Maine

Assessment of organizational culture and needs among child welfare case workers and department managers of State of Oregon Child Services Division. 


for National Child Welfare Resource Center, University of Southern Maine

Assessment of California Department of Social Services child welfare case workers’ risk assessment practices. 

Travel planning

Program & Services Planning

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Development of logic model, fidelity assessment plan, and progress tracking tools for Lifelong Families permanency planning services. [for Casey Family Services, The Annie E. Casey Foundation]

Interdisciplinary, collaborative development of theory of change, logic model, and evidence-based family engagement model for Head Start and Early Head Start programs. [for Brazelton Touchpoints Center, Buffett Early Childhood and Ounce of Prevention Funds]

Development of Assessment & Building Capacity (ABC) Tool for statewide initiative in Washington to support local education capacity to serve students experiencing homelessness. [for Clarus Research]

Development of logic model and progress monitoring tools to guide design of after school program services. [for East End House Youth Mentoring Program]

needs and services



Education Development Center/EDC

Evaluation of technical assistance services provided to Head Start and Early Head Start programs in the U.S. and its territories, and in American Indian, Alaska Native, and Migrant/Seasonal Head Start communities by the National Center on Health, Behavioral Health, and Safety (NCHBHS), funded by the Administration for Children and Families (ACF), Office of Head Start (OHS).

Casey Family Services, The Annie E. Casey Foundation

Evaluation of organizational change involving new agency-wide approach to permanency planning for foster care youth.

State of Massachusetts, Department of Elementary and Secondary Education

Process and outcome evaluation of services and supports to local education agencies, approved special schools, and collaboratives to achieve the goals of the MA IEP Improvement Project (to reduce inequities in education and improve outcomes for all students with disabilities).

Evergreen Evaluation & Consulting, Inc.

Evaluation of technical assistance and dissemination services, model demonstration projects, stepping-up technology implementation, and educational technology, media, and materials provided to state and local education agencies in the U.S., its entities, and territories, to improve services to, and outcomes of, students with disabilities, funded by the U.S. Department of Education, Office of Special Education Programs (OSEP)​​.

Casey Family Services, The Annie E. Casey Foundation

Statewide evaluation of State of Connecticut’s Probate Court System and its management of cases regarding guardianship of minor children.

State of Connecticut, Probate Court Administration

Two-phase, mixed methods implementation and outcome evaluation of the pilot New Haven Regional Children’s Probate Court, leading to permanent funding.

Klingenstein Philanthropies

Retrospective program evaluations of Neuroscience and Third Generation Foundation Fellowship Programs to inform Trustees and advisors of program benefits to the fields of neuroscience and child and adolescent ADHD and depression, as well as to the careers of fellows.

DMA Health Strategies

Five-year implementation and outcome evaluation plan, including reformation of logic model, fidelity assessment plan, and identification of output and outcome measures for State of Massachusetts Department of Children and Families Title IV-E Waiver, Caring Together redesign of the state’s congregate care system involving the Departments of Children and Families and Mental Health.

Center for Learner Equity

Impact evaluation of the Center’s past and current partnerships with policymakers, education leaders, and advocates to ensure that students with disabilities have equitable access to high-quality public education.

U.S. Department of Agriculture, Cooperative Extension, University of California

Multi-site mixed methods implementation and outcome evaluation of Los Angeles County 4-H After School Activity Program.

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