National Development and Research Institutes, Inc. (NDRI) established in 1967 is a not-for-profit, tax-exempt non-governmental agency. It includes social science researchers, outreach community workers, and trainers. NDRI is governed by a Board of Directors who come from diverse backgrounds including health care providers, community leaders, criminal justice professionals, financial experts, and social science researchers.
The primary mission of NDRI is to advance scientific knowledge in the areas of substance abuse, mental health, HIV/AIDS, and other related social and health concerns in order to contribute to the prevention and solution of these social problems.
NDRI is organized into specialized Institutes, each under the direction of a senior scientist. Each Institute focuses on a particular issue and has its own staff of researchers. NDRI with its large number of grants and contracts, its collaboration with a wide array of hospitals, treatment and prevention programs, its publications in leading journals and scientific books, and its acceptance into communities with diverse ethnic populations, reflects its well established reputation as a unique, highly responsible and productive research organization.