Research Development Project on Human Service Needs of LGBT Populations, 2012-2013
The Office of Planning, Research and Evaluation (OPRE) in the Administration for Children and Families (ACF), in coordination with the Office of the Assistant Secretary for Planning and Evaluation (ASPE), is conducting a research needs assessment, which will focus on identifying data gaps to better understand the human service needs of low-income and at-risk lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) families, children, individuals, and communities.
Project activities will include site visits to selected programs to examine how these programs collect data and target services to homeless LGBT youth; documenting what is known about the well-being of low-income and at-risk LGBT individuals, families, populations, and communities, and any disparities in well-being outcomes; and creating research-focused recommendations related to any data gaps and human service needs of LGBT populations to inform ACF’s research agenda.
The contract has been awarded to Mathematica Policy Research, with their subcontractor, the Williams Institute.
The points of contact are Seth Chamberlain and Sarah Sattelmeyer.