Research & Evaluation

The Human Services Research Institute (HSRI), a nonprofit research and consulting organization, conducted a two-year independent evaluation of the CPR-Nonotuck Supported Decision-Making pilot. The evaluation identified challenges and best practices to help build an evidence base for supported decision-making.

HSRI’s evaluation included interviews and a tracking log to document how and when pilot participants use supported decision-making in their daily lives. HSRI interviewed pilot project participants,┬átheir chosen supporters, project staff, and community members.

Read the HSRI evaluations below:

HSRI Pilot Evaluation – Year One report.

HSRI Pilot Evaluation – Year Two report.

About HSRI:

The Human Services Research Institute (HSRI) is a nonprofit research and consulting organization based in Cambridge, Massachusetts. For nearly 40 years, the organization has worked with federal, state, and local agencies to improve health and human services and service delivery. The HSRI team includes nationally recognized experts in systems change whose work spans the fields of intellectual and developmental disabilities, child and family services, substance use, and mental health. The team also applies its specialized knowledge of complex health systems to help states develop data warehouse solutions and associated public reporting.

The research component of the SDM pilot is supported in part through a grant from the Open Society Foundations.