Youth Policy Lab

The Youth Policy Lab coordinates activities to provide information and analyses that social services organizations need to do their jobs most effectively. They develop close, sustainable partnerships with state and local agencies, and help connect our partners with each other to access and leverage one another’s work.

The Youth Policy Lab's mission is to: Build infrastructure to conduct rigorous quantitative research to inform policy in areas relating to youth development, including education, crime, health, and social welfare; Support evidence-based policymaking; Identify and evaluate promising interventions; Disseminate best practices for youth policy and for the formation of data-centered, researcher-practitioner partnerships.