Our Divisions


At the OMNI Institute we recognize the profound role of social systems in shaping outcomes for individuals, families, and communities. We believe it’s our responsibility to support those working to improve and transform systems and to address the structural barriers preventing people from realizing their potential. The power of our efforts lies in ensuring systems and programs serve to support communities and reduce inequities.

OMNI’s work focuses in three areas: Public and Behavioral Health, Human Development, and Justice Reform.



The OMNI Institute’s Public and Behavioral Health Division is driven by the belief that every person should have the opportunity to be healthy, regardless of who they are, where they live, or their level of wealth. We root ourselves in this belief as we investigate health promotion, disease prevention and intervention, and the contextual factors that shape them.  

Content areas:

  • Substance Use Prevention

  • Addiction Treatment and Recovery

  • Health Equity

  • Community Health Assessment and Strategic Planning

  • Homelessness

  • Food Access, Systems, and Insecurity

  • Healthy Eating Active Living

  • Public Health Awareness/Prevention Campaigns



The OMNI Institute’s Human Development Division believes, whether through our educational system or through services to support children and families, all people should have access to the rights and opportunities they need to thrive.

Content areas:

  • Early Childhood

  • Education

  • Teacher Shortages

  • Positive Youth Development

  • 2Gen Family Support Programs

  • Workforce Development

  • Family Economic Mobility



The OMNI Institute’s Justice Reform Division is guided by the belief that social interventions can change lives and improve outcomes for individuals and communities. By objectively evaluating reform efforts and initiatives, and supporting evidence-based practices for justice-involved populations, we can support a more fair and equitable justice system in the United States.

Content areas:

  • Juvenile Diversion

  • Restorative Justice

  • Disproportionate Minority Contact (DMC)

  • Treatment Needs for Justice-Involved Populations

  • Community Oriented Policing

  • School-to-Prison Pipeline