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Capacity Building
Unlike many federal contractors, DSG places a special emphasis on working directly with communities at the local level. Most of the national grant programs we support involve teaching communities to develop strategic action plans to improve the lives of their children, youth, and families … more

Criminal Justice
DSG has a commitment to utilizing research to evaluate the effectiveness of criminal justice programs and practices, and making the findings available in a way that allows them to guide policy development and the implementation of practices in the field. We are committed to finding ways to increase public safety while reducing recidivism and costs … more

Another facet of our commitment to find ways to support at-risk youth and vulnerable populations is our involvement with educational systems. Schools offer an important venue for working with youth, mitigating risk factors, and developing future opportunities. By developing training materials, DSG helps ensure professionals implement practices that can best support vulnerable populations seeking treatment … more

Health and Wellness
DSG provides training and technical assistance (TTA), research and evaluation, and management consulting services to public health agencies operating at the national, state, and local levels. Our staff includes experts in a variety of public health areas, including substance abuse prevention and treatment, HIV/AIDS prevention and treatment, minority health, mental health, and workplace managed care … more

Juvenile Justice
DSG has over 25 years of experience providing TTA and research and evaluation services to federal, state, and local juvenile justice programs. We are currently a national TA provider to the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention. DSG’s youth development experts works closely with youth-serving agencies to develop programs that encourage positive youth development and reduce young people’s exposure to violence, substance abuse, and other risky behaviors … more

Management Consulting
DSG has more than two decades of experience providing expert program development assistance, strategic planning, and other support to federal, state, and local governments, universities, research organizations, associations, and businesses. Our services include group facilitation, program planning and management, resource development, management information systems and software development, and conduct of peer-review processes … more

Minority Health
DSG’s public health group includes medical anthropologists with expertise in minority health and health disparities research … more

Performance Measurement
DSG’s research and evaluation division includes several experts in performance measurement. These experts have extensive experience developing outcome and output measures for numerous federal, state, and local agencies. DSG developed performance measures and online performance measurement systems for both the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention and the Office of Minority of Health … more

Violence Prevention
DSG provides TTA and research and evaluation services to a wide range of federal, state, and local agencies and organizations dedicated to the prevention of violence. Our staff includes experts in all aspects of violence prevention, including youth violence prevention, gang violence prevention, and domestic violence prevention … more

Website Development
DSG offers top-flight website design and all related maintenance services. We develop Web pages, searchable databases, media-based training packages (including Webinars), and design structures that enable users to engage in online discussions about programs and issues … more