Evident Change, formerly the National Council on Crime & Delinquency and the Children’s Research Center, is a nonprofit that uses data and research to improve our social systems.

Our Mission

We promote just and equitable social systems for individuals, families, and communities through research, public policy, and practice.

Our Values

Put People First: Our work is investigating and improving systems so they work better and more equitably for all people. We take the time to understand the needs of the people who are working within the systems as well as the needs of those who are most affected by those systems. We strive to stay connected to the humanity of our work.

Join Forces: We work collaboratively and take the time to listen to each other, to our partners, and to the communities affected by our work. And we take pride in working shoulder-to-shoulder with those who are working on the front lines in order to make lasting change from the inside out. This is the only way to identify and solve the complex problems we face.

Get to the Root: The injustices in the systems that affect our everyday lives are pervasive and complex. It’s tempting to create feel-good solutions that look good but are short-lived. But we don’t do band-aids or short-term fixes. We work to identify and uproot the source of the problem so it doesn’t keep sprouting up.

Give It All You’ve Got: The complexity of our work requires tenacity, patience, and commitment. We are adept problem solvers who confront systemic issues from all sides–with quantitative and qualitative knowledge, empathy, and hands-on expertise. And if the solution isn’t quite right, we’ll try and try again. There’s no room in this work for halfway. We’re all in.

Pledge to Create a Just and Equitable Workplace

At Evident Change, we believe that to achieve our mission of just and equitable social systems, we must start by creating a just and equitable workplace. Equity work is a practice that takes place internally, interpersonally, organizationally, and at a systems level. We are committed to working at all levels to champion equity and to use our knowledge and skills to promote equity in our social systems.

Where We Work

Evident Change partners with hundreds of social service agencies and organizations across the United States and internationally in Australia, Bermuda, Canada, Singapore, and Taiwan.