DRC envisions a society in which everyone is able to reach their highest potential in mind, body, and spirit.


DRC provides insightful and actionable data services for social sector organizations to achieve and demonstrate meaningful social impact.  

Our consulting services include evaluation, research, strategic planning, behavioral interventions, database development, grant writing, public policy, and leadership development.  Our breadth and depth of experience within the social sector and academia enables us to deliver the highest quality services so you can:  


  • Demonstrate that your program or policy is aligned with best practices and is evidence-based.

  • Utilize data for continuous quality improvement and attaining optimal results.

  • Creative problem-solve using the tools of research and human-centered design.

  • Discover innovative solutions to address social issues and support behavior change.

  • Launch a collective impact project  or coalition strategy to achieve population-level change.

  • Measure the strength of your partnerships, outcomes and return on investment.

DRC's consulting practice has been honed by over twenty years of experience conducting community-based research with nonprofits, government, universities, and community coalitions.  Our approach will maximize your organization's capacity to achieve its core mission through evidence-based methods that are tailored to your specific project requirements and stage of organizational development.  


We believe that 'we must be the change we want to see in the world' through intentionally inclusive practices, policies, and institutions designed to foster equity and opportunity for everyone to thrive. Three principles undergird our approach: 1) the people closest to the problem are the closest to the solution, 2) one cannot solve a problem with the same level of thinking that created it in the first place, and 3) the ends are to be found in the means.  


Our success is measured by your satisfaction and tangible results such as funding procured, organizational growth, outcome goals attained, plans successfully put into practice, partnerships strengthened, and ultimately lives transformed.



A Better Way Foundation

Eastern Area Health Education Center

CCSU Institute for Municipal and Regional Policy

Center for Children's Advocacy

Central Area Health Education Center

Compass Youth Collaborative

CT Center for Nonviolence

CT Coalition Against Domestic Violence

CT Department of Public Health

CT Department of Mental Health & Addiction Services

CT Multicultural Health Partnership

City of Hartford

Community Partners in Action

Department of Justice, Court Support Services Division

Family Reentry


The Governor's Prevention Partnership

Hartford Behavioral Health

Hartford Communities that Care

Health & Equity LLC

Hartford Foundation for Public Giving

Jevaia Foundation

Judy Dworin Performance Project

Voices of Women of Color


People Powered SolutionsSM

Our People Powered Solutions framework is the foundation for any project.  It outlines three overarching principles and six core pillars used to maximize your potential to achieve your mission and vision for the world.  We  excel in identifying the best methodology according to your project requirements, and suited for your organizational stage of development, structure and culture.  We have worked with community coalitions, quasi government agencies, start-up nonprofits, intermediary organizations, and grassroots advocacy groups. Below is just a sampling of the methods we use to gather the information you need to measure and achieve optimal results.

Mixed Methods Research

Empowerment Evaluation

Strategic Prevention Framework

Results Based Accountability

Behavior Change Science

Participatory Action Research

More Methods


Survey Research

Qualitative Research 

Mixed Methods Research

Participatory Action Research

Human-Centered Design

Advanced Statistical Modeling

Empowerment Evaluation

Participatory Evaluation


Formative, Process & Outcomes

Health Impact Assessments

Theory of Change


Results Based Accountability

Collective Impact

Getting to Outcomes

Strategic Prevention Framework

Health Impact Assessments

Strategic Planning

Policy Briefs

Scientific Literature Reviews

Policy Research

Needs Assessments


Greater Hartford Reentry Center Plan: A Welcome Center for People returning home from jail and prison
Community Partners in Action & the City of Hartford
From Planning to Practice: Preventing Intimate Partner Violence in Connecticut.
CT Coalition Against Domestic Violence. 
From Planning to Practice: Preventing Intimate Partner Violence in Connecticut.
CT Coalition Against Domestic Violence. 
Prison Nursery Programs:
Literature Review and Fact Sheet for CT
Policy Brief submitted to CT State Legislature in 2012 for the Prison Nursery Bill. 

Juvenile Justice Mentoring Network Evaluation
The Governor's Prevention Partnership and CT Department of Justice, Court Support Services Division
Implementation of the National CLAS Standards.
CT Multicultural Health Partnership & CT Department of Public Health.
CT Center for Nonviolence Evaluation Report: New Haven 2014
CT Center for Nonviolence

 Sarah Diamond, Ph.D.





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