Berkeley Policy Associates has been one of the leaders in social policy research that informs important public policy issues for more than 30 years. It evaluates programs, analyzes data, identifies successful service strategies, and makes practical recommendations for government agencies, community-based organizations, foundations, and private sector business clients. The company s research agenda focuses on various events and issues, welfare reform, employment and training needs, child welfare, opportunities and community access for people with disabilities, and access to educational, child care and health care systems. Services offered by the company include process studies, impact evaluations, large-scale multiyear program evaluations, needs assessment, management studies and technical assistance. Berkeley Policy Associates has expertise in the areas of random assignment, participatory evaluation, surveys, focus groups, statistical analysis and econometric modeling, key informant interviews and collection and analysis of longitudinal data. The company is headquartered in Oakland, Calif.