Applied Research Services, Inc.

Based in Atlanta, GA, Applied Research Services, Inc. (ARS) is a private, small business consulting firm specializing in complex research design and analysis. Founded in 1994, ARS employs state-of-the-art analytical, survey, data and business intelligence tools to deliver decision support. With extensive experience in dissecting criminal justice agency data, we are able to convert data into empirically based decision-making devices such as risk assessment tools and simulation models. Our clients include state and local courts, secure and community corrections agencies as well as various public policy stakeholders.

Currently working with over a dozen local, state and federal clients.

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A multi-disciplinary team of criminologists,
psychologists and computer scientists.

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See the ARS blog for interesting information on industry trends,
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ARS analyzed data on 3.5 million Atlanta 911 calls, breaking them down by service request type. This allowed for an understanding of caller needs and the volume of calls suitable for diversionary efforts. How an Atlanta 911 Study Resulted in a 311 Referral Line for Quality of Life Calls - #CrisisTalk (

ARS led a three-year evaluation of the multijurisdictional Buford Highway Corridor Project Safe Neighborhoods initiative. Research highlights include reductions in violent gun crime and decreased gang activity.
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Dr. Tammy Meredith, ARS partner, member of a national team bringing violence prevention and environmental design together to enhance campus sexual assault prevention efforts.
Download the report here: Enhancing Campus Sexual Assault Prevention Efforts Through Situational Interventions

Read about the story in a recent Ms. Magazine Blog

ARS is a partner in Advancing Pretrial Policy and Research (APPR), dedicated to achieving fair, just and effective pretrial practices, every day, throughout the nation. Led by the Center for Effective Public Policy, APPR is a project of the National Partnership for Pretrial Justice made possible through a generous grant from Arnold Ventures.

Kevin Baldwin, ARS team member speaks about heroin use in Fulton County.

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