Founded in 1989, the Institute for Social Research (ISR) provides objective research to improve programs and policies serving the region and the state. An interdisciplinary institute soon to be located within the Sacramento State Downtown School, ISR offers broad expertise conducting survey research, performing program/policy evaluations, and conducting applied social science research. The hundreds of projects we have completed for government agencies, nonprofit organizations and the academic community have provided actionable information that has enhanced public accountability, program fidelity, and the overall quality of public policies.