A Not-for-Profit Evaluation, Implementation, and Research Agency Dedicated to Improving Services for Vulnerable Children and Their Families
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Philip B. Uninsky, Esq.
Executive Director

Youth Policy Institute
38 Payne St
Hamilton, NY 13346
(315) 824-0530

The Youth Policy Institute (YPI) is a not-for-profit research, evaluation, and policy center dedicated to improving the well-being of vulnerable youth and their families.

Research and Evaluation:YPI conducts state-of-the-art evaluations of educational, mental health, substance abuse, and law enforcement programs implemented by government agencies and community-based programs. For more than two decades, YPI has been developing and administering research-based data collection instruments, conducting rigorous evaluations, and developing accessible reports for program implementers and community stakeholders.

Program Implementation: Working with governmental agencies and private organizations, YPI assists communities to identify and implement appropriate evidence-based programs that support the positive development of children and youth. These programs typically aspire to improve educational achievement, reduce levels of violence and delinquency, and enhance the quality of mental health and substance abuse services. To this end, YPI provides a wide range of pro bono or low cost services in research and strategic planning, legal consulting, and fundraising supports.

Areas of Expertise: YPI provides research, evaluation, and program implementation services that assist communities to improve social, therapeutic, and legal services for children, youth, young adults, and their families. The agency has substantial expertise in the areas of education, mental health, substance use, juvenile justice, child welfare, domestic violence, and public assistance.

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Additional Information: The "services" page from the menu on the left offers more information about YPI's expertise; the "projects" page provides examples of recent YPI activities; the "reports" page has a selection of recent YPI evaluation and research studies.