Contracted Studies
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Contracted Studies


Since 1999, the Center for Community Studies has completed over 150 community-based studies throughout Northern New York on behalf of various community organizations that represent every sector of the community including – healthcare, government, education, planning, workforce, economy, media, communications, tourism, and entertainment.   Each of these studies has been completed under contract with appropriate fees charged to the community organization to cover the cost of the research.


Contracted studies typically involve the professional staff of the Center providing assistance with and/or completion of the following primary research activities for local organizations:

  • Identifying and framing the research questions of interest
  • Identifying the appropriate population(s) of interest
  • Definition of variables to be sampled
  • Design of the appropriate sampling strategies and protocol
  • Collection of data using best practices
  • Compilation and cleansing of data
  • Weighting of data if necessary
  • Statistical analysis of resulting data
  • Interpretation of statistical findings, at times including recommendations
  • Reporting of study findings in written format
  • Presentation of findings to community audiences

Past Clients

The following agencies and organizations have contracted with the Center for Community Studies at Jefferson Community College to complete research, this is only a partial list:

  • City of Watertown, Downtown Development Office
  • Watertown Police Department
  • Thousand Islands Girl Scout Council
  • Jefferson County Industrial Development Agency
  • Lewis County Government
  • Lewis County Opportunities
  • Neighbors of Watertown
  • Jefferson County Public Health Department
  • T-PACC
  • Reality Check
  • Carthage Central School District
  • NOCasino
  • Cornell Cooperative Extension
  • Jefferson, Lewis County Workforce Investment Board
  • St. Lawrence County Public Health Department
  • City of Watertown Planning Department
  • Samaritan Medical Center - An Assessment of Needs and Perceptions
  • Jefferson County Social Services Department
  • Tug Hill Commission
  • Hospice of Jefferson County
  • Development Authority of the North Country
  • Northern New York Community Foundation
  • Watertown City School District
  • Lewis County Planning Department
  • Greater Watertown North Country Chamber of Commerce
  • River Hospital
  • North Country Prenatal/Perinatal Council
  • Big Brothers/Big Sisters
  • Children's Home of Jefferson County
  • HEAL NY 9 Jefferson County/Lewis County Community Health Assessment
  • Thousand Islands Tourism Council
  • Save the River
  • Jeff-Lewis-Herkimer-Oneida BOCES
  • SUNY North Country Consortium
  • Town of Greig
  • Lewis County Office for the Aging
  • Town of Watson
  • Disabled Persons Action Organization
  • Jefferson County Alcohol and Substance Abuse Council
  • The Greater Watertown North Country Chamber of Commerce
  • Community Action Planning Council of Jefferson Co., Inc.
  • North Country Behavioral Health Network
  • Family Counseling Service
  • Fort Drum Regional Health Planning Organization
  • Fort Drum Regional Liaison Organization
  • General Brown Central School District
  • North Country Healthy Heart Network
  • Points North Housing Coalition
  • Jefferson County Job Development Corporation, Inc.
  • Kinney Drugs Foundation, Inc.
  • Village of Lowville
  • Mercy Behavioral Health & Wellness
  • North Country Library System
  • Small Business Development Center
  • Thousand Islands Bridge Authority
  • Town of Clayton
  • Downtown Development Office
  • North Country Affordable Housing
  • Sackets Harbor Chamber of Commerce
  • Sackets Harbor Area Cultural Preservation Foundation, Inc.
  • Lewis County Higher Education Exploratory Committee

To find out what we are working on or to receive copies of past reports.  Please contact us directly.

Contact the Center for Community Studies

Joel LaLoneJoel LaLone
Research Director, Center for Community Studies
Professor of Mathematics
Jefferson Community College
1220 Coffeen Street
Watertown, New York 13601 
(315) 786-2264

Larry DanforthLarry Danforth
Research Coordinator, Center for Community Studies
Assistant Professor of Mathematics
Jefferson Community College 
(315) 786-6553