Vera operates by partnering with foundations and with government officials and community organizations at the local, national, and international levels to help improve the systems people rely on for justice and safety. Our core services are conducting research and analysis, providing technical assistance, and creating demonstration projects. Vera also offers a limited number of fiscal sponsorships for innovative projects that further its mission and values.


Vera's research department conducts three types of research: exploratory research on issues of interest to Vera, a government partner, or other nonprofit organizations; evaluations of innovative programs, including Vera's own demonstration projects; and applied research that contributes to knowledge while enhancing justice system policy and practice.

Technical Assistance

Vera offers a range of technical assistance services to help government partners improve their systems for delivering justice. We provide decision makers at the local, state, and national level with expertise and nonpartisan advice to help them craft practical solutions that are viable, effective, and sustainable.

Planning and Demonstration Projects

Vera and its government partners plan and implement demonstration projects to test and refine new solutions to serious problems like violent crime and chronic truancy. Vera demonstration projects allow government officials to get buy-in from stakeholders before applying the solutions to a large government system, such as parole, juvenile justice, or child welfare.

Fiscal Sponsorships

The Vera Institute of Justice offers a limited number of fiscal sponsorships for innovative projects that further Vera's mission and values. We are not currently accepting applications for Vera’s Fiscal Sponsorship program. Thank you for your interest..



Vera is a GSA-approved provider of Mission Oriented Business Integrated Services (MOBIS) to U.S. government agencies.  Federal officials can now use Vera’s integrated consulting services more easily.  With over 50 years of experience working with government in the justice field, Vera offers a wealth of expertise at highly competitive prices. 
By following the link below to Vera’s pricelist on the GSA site, you will find detailed information on Vera’s services, our previous work experience, and who to contact if you are interested in using our services.
The Vera Institute of Justice, Inc. also participates in the Disaster Recovery purchasing program.  We encourage State and Local Governments to inquire about their ability to buy under the Disaster Recovery Program.

View Vera’s contractor details and price list.