Carsey School of Public Policy

Carsey School of Public Policy

The Carsey Institute conducts national and regional policy research on vulnerable children, youth, and families and on sustainable community development. We give policy makers and practitioners the timely, independent resources they need to effect change in their communities.

The institute has a rigorous, engaged team of applied social scientists and natural resource experts committed to this work, a well-established communications and outreach program, and an impressive list of published reports, policy briefs, and fact sheets. Our advisors and partners on the ground and in the nonprofit arena are guiding our work so that it can be a responsive resource to policy makers and practitioners on the ground.

The Carsey Institute produces topical reports and briefs that present complex data analysis on pressing issues that are grounded in real-world conditions and tied to current policy debates and practical solutions. This publications program is the core of the Carsey Institute’s work to offer high quality, powerful resources to decision makers working with vulnerable rural families and communities.