Founded in 1989, the Institute for Social Research is an interdisciplinary center of CSUS, which works to improve programs and policies within the Sacramento region and throughout the state. Located at the Sacramento State downtown location, the Institute offers a broad range of 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.