Researchers at CRISP strive to find new ways to engage stakeholders and address complex issues related to racial and social equity. We support local organizations by helping them understand the impact of their programs and how to address social policy issues. We conduct quantitative and qualitative research to engage and inform stakeholders about issues impacting their communities. Visit ScholarWorks to access a full repository of our work.
Empowering stakeholders to effect change in their communities
Racial equityOur team is trained to look at issues with a racial equity and diversity and inclusion lens.
Our research spans a multitude of topical areas and focuses on how the intersectionality of these issues contribute to disparities in outcomes. If you are interested in a research topic and don’t see it here, ask us! Contact us to learn more about how we can help with your research.
We conduct needs assessments and develop metrics to assess equity within organizations.
We assess trends in neighborhood school performance, school-provided social services, and outcomes for underserved students.
We conduct analyses on homeownership, rental, eviction, and other housing trends. We also analyze and evaluate homelessness intervention and prevention strategies.
We analyze effectiveness of programs and wraparound services that aim to reduce poverty in historically underserved communities.
We examine how federal policy and ordinances affect immigrant and undocumented individual experiences in local communities.
We analyze the challenges facing historically underserved neighborhoods in Indianapolis and how they are affected by policies and initiatives.
We examine root causes of crime-related activities in Indianapolis neighborhoods.
We evaluate programs and evidence-based practices that aim to improve outcomes for youth and families.
Our work prioritizes the perspectives of people who are most affected by programs and policies to ensure they are equitable, effective, and improve their quality of life.Krystal Gibson, Program Analyst
Our work is possible because of the partnerships we have developed with local organizations. These partnerships provide CRISP with the necessary support to help us meaningfully engage stakeholders and residents in our community-based research.
- Coalition for Homelessness Intervention & Prevention
- City of Indianapolis Office of Public Health and Safety
- Edna Martin Christian Center
- Indianapolis City-County Council
- Indianapolis Housing Agency Partnership
- Indianapolis Public Schools
- John Boner Neighborhood Centers
- Martin Luther King Community Center
- United Way of Central Indiana
- Indiana Latino Institute
- Immigrant Welcome Center
- Fair Housing Center of Central Indiana
- Fathers and Families Center
- La Plaza
- Community Engaged Research Group
- Indiana Business Research Center
- IUPUI Honors College
- IUPUI Office of Community Engagement
- The Polis Center at IUPUI