Washington State Institute for Public Policy
The Washington State Institute for Public Policy, a creation of the state legislature of the U.S. state of Washington, researches public policy issues of interest to the legislature and state agencies, in association with The Evergreen State College. It was created in 1983 and currently supports public access to various reports and projects occurring in the state. Many of these reports are created to provide data for policy makers of the state.
Board of Directors
 The board of directors consists of the following 16 members (as of February 2013). Their responsibilities include appointing institute directors, providing reviews, and performing overarching oversight for all institute projects.
|Ken Conte||Director, Office of Program Research|
|Richard Rodger||Director, Senate Committee Services|
|David Schumacher||Director, Office of Financial Management|
|Robert Rosenman||Professor/Associate Director, Washington State University|
|Sandra O. Archibald||Dean/Professor of Public Affairs, University of Washington|
|Thomas L. Purce||President, The Evergreen State College|
Areas of Focus
The Washington State Institute for Public Policy has a majority of research on the following topics:
- Child welfare
- Criminal justice
- Health care
- Mental health
- State economy
- Cost–Benefit Analysis 
- Research-Based Programs
- "Washington State Institute for Public Policy". Retrieved February 27, 2013.
- "Grants to Washington State Institute for Public Policy". Retrieved February 27, 2013.
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