Twenty-Five Year Report from the Vera Institute of Justice 1961-1986


Over the past twenty-five years Vera has combined direct action with sustained research to provide government with practical assistance. By staying with a problem until the effort yields workable solutions, by taking responsibility for field-testing the new approaches, by accepting the risk of failure which makes innovation difficult for public officials, and by insisting that the inevitable disappointments be analyzed and used to refine program design, a private agency can help bring about specific, practical changes for the better.