FOR PUBLIC POLICY INITIATIVES
FORMERLY CRREO

ABOUT US

Independently and in collaboration with local
governments, businesses, and not-for-profits
in the Hudson Valley, The Benjamin Center
(formerly CRREO):

  • conducts studies on topics of regional and statewide importance;
  • brings visibility and focus to these matters;
  • fosters communities working together to better serve our citizenry;
  • and advances the public interest in our region.

The Benjamin Center connects our region with the expertise of SUNY New Paltz faculty. We assist in
all aspects of applied research, evaluation, and policy analysis. We provide agencies and
businesses with the opportunity to obtain competitive grants, achieve efficiencies,
and identify implementable areas for success.

EXPERTISE

Local & State Government
Business & Not-For-Profit
Sustainability
Criminal Justice
Health & Human Services
Education Policy
Research and Evaluation

 

services

Charter Revision
Community Benchmarking
Community Convening
Data Collection & Analysis
Economic Impact Studies
Evaluation
Focus Groups
Mapping & GIS
Survey Research
Property Tax Studies
Redistricting
Shared Services & Efficiency Studies

DISCUSSION BRIEFS

State and Local Veteran's Service Agencies and Returning Veterans in New York
Discussion Brief 19:
The Benjamin Center for Public Policy Initiatives at SUNY New Paltz has released its 19th discussion brief, “State and Local Veteran's Service Agencies and Returning Veterans in New York,” co-authored by Afghanistan campaign veteran and recent New Paltz graduate Timothy Toomey ’17 (Political Science) and Benjamin Center Director and Vietnam-era veteran Gerald Benjamin. The brief looks at services offered to New York State veterans as they transition from active service to civilian life. READ MORE

 

THE MARIJUANA GATEWAY FALLACY
Discussion Brief 18:
The Benjamin Center for Public Policy Initiatives at SUNY New Paltz has released its 18th discussion brief, “The Marijuana Gateway Fallacy.” The report, authored by Eve Waltermauer, Gerald Benjamin, and Leah Mancini argues that is the myth that marijuana is a gateway that leads to harder drugs − not marijuana itself − which has the greatest harmful effects.  READ MORE

 

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Newburgh Armory Unity Center Literacy Education Advocacy Partnership: Efficacy of an Innovative Community-Based Collaborative

Program analyzes the effect of literacy programs delivered at the Newburgh Armory Unity Center and operated by Mount Saint Mary College and SUNY New Paltz.