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

THE WHO-WHAT-WHERE-WHEN-WHY OF VOLUNTEERISM IN ULSTER COUNTY
Discussion Brief 16:
Our newest discussion brief documents the breadth of volunteerism in our county. Utilizing survey data at the national and local levels, as well as interviews with ninteen leaders in volunteer-reliant organizations, the authors demonstrate that volunteerism is alive and well in Ulster County. READ MORE


The Hunt for Balance
Discussion Brief 15:
Problems arising from an overabundance of deer are a serious concern for many Hudson Valley communities. This paper considers various management techniques to control the region's white tailed deer populations, including: contraception and sterilization, the introduction of large predators, and hunting (with a focus on archery hunting in particular). READ MORE

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