A motley group of research experts.

Translating data into direction. TM

We find and fix program vulnerabilities.

Our team has found that most social service processes cost more than they should. Most are expensive in terms of client engagement and money. Processes cost? Yes, processes cost. We have a unique approach for getting to the root of the problem. This lets us uncover design inefficiencies and repair them before the leaks cause participants to disengage, staff to churn, and the program to sink. Impact is important, why stand by and watch it fall on the floor?

Under enough pressure, everything leaks. Let us help you figure out where the leak will happen, and how to get ahead of it.

We help you grow your capacity to do good.

The goal of many organizations is to help people change their behaviors so that they can live longer, fuller lives. Understanding the analytics of human factors tends to be tricky for our clients. That is, before they become our clients. We use deep dives into the data you have available, line it up against the standards in your field, build bridges, analyze what matters, and help you define what’s special about your program. Once we know what works and why, we create specific strategies to do more with the same resources.

Let’s measure you mission. What if you could impact twice as many lives, without increasing costs?

We help close gaps in wellness disparities.

The desired state of public health entities is to reduce risky behaviors, and – if they’re lucky – to get a certain population to engage in prevention. We are set apart from the pack by our clarity on the social dynamics, value systems, and specific barriers of unique groups. Typically, health interventions are not culturally-competent, and see diminished returns with minorities and other non-majority groups compared to the majority population. We have many tools that accurately map both the Social Determinants of Health (SDoH) and the Psychosocial Determinants of Health (PDoH), recommend changes, and track progress.

There are reasons that health disparities exist. Invite us in. We can fix the disconnect between who you reach and who you want to reach.

We help you establish and maintain an outcome-focused culture.

We believe that data should drive decisions. With that said, there is a difference between glancing at one factor and exploring the complex ecosystems that your decisions live in. We have a strategy that takes each scenario into a virtual environment. In this sandbox, we can identify expected implications of the decision on different stakeholders, relationships, return on investment, cash flow, and a dozen other dimensions. We teach our clients how to gain staff buy-in, manage change, and keep the momentum moving.

The field is changing. Testimonials are losing their value, and facts are determining funding. Let us help you learn how to tell your story with numbers.

We deliver technical assistance of all kinds.

We rely on the many skills of our IT team to execute for our clients. We provide consultancy on protocols, analysis, and all areas of project management. Our IT group is a unique composition of professionals with the security, design, app development, and model maturity knowledge to walk the back end of your projects from conception to completion. Additionally, we offer staff augmentation.

Yes, we know someone who can do that.
If you can think of it, we can build it.

We help youth-serving institutions connect the dots.

What if you could increase a youth’s odds in life, dramatically? What if you could predict disengagement, intervene, and get improved attendance and reduced unwanted behaviors? You can, but it takes a different approach. Young people have lives outside of school, and often responsibilities and pain that can weigh more on them than underachievement. Our team helps schools and other youth-serving programs to understand what’s underneath the check boxes, and how to use the information to unlock potential.

We can help you find what matters to your population. Talk to us about how you can disrupt the school to prison pipeline.


We increase the success of reentry for restored citizens.

All human experiences are valuable to a community. Restored citizens share the common experience of time removed from the expectations of the typical citizen. Most municipalities have “collateral sanctions” that follow those reentering and often disrupt their ability to gain employment. Engagement in the workforce is an essential element of modern adult life, it offers purpose, activity, means, and hope. Successful reentry happens when the needs of the whole person are met, both materially and cognitively.

People are more complex than their circumstances. Contact us to learn how our psychosocial determinants of success can fit into your program to reduce recidivism.

We conduct independent evaluations of products and services.

Outcome management can be a tedious task. At Crane R&D we offer trained, fresh eyes to determine the effectiveness of your programs and processes through independent evaluation. Our Phase I evaluations focus on identifying the strengths, weaknesses, opportunities, and threats to each element of your organization or specific intervention. Our Phase II evaluations are created through collaboration with you to implement tweaks in a sandbox environment – where you don’t have to worry about harm to your business flow.

We use a proprietary life-cycle assessment which is customized to the specific outcomes and objectives attached to each project. Share your goals with us.

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We are excited to hear how far you’ve brought your vision. Trust our capable hands!

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