Policy Research Associates, which operates the Systems Mapping Center, is a Women-Owned Small Business (WOSB) and is a national leader in behavioral health and research. PRA offers four core services that help individuals with behavioral health needs achieve recovery. In partnership with its sister non-profit, Policy Research Associates offers technical assistance, training, research, and policy evaluation services. Policy Research Associates offers these services in the areas of systems mapping, behavioral health, homelessness, income supports, criminal justice, juvenile justice, recovery supports, people with lived experience, trauma, wellness, education, and service members, Veterans, and their families.
PRA was founded in 1987 with the stated mission of creating positive social change for people and communities through technical assistance, research, and training.