The Institute's staff has responsibility for the day-to-day operations of the Institute. Graduate students assigned to the Institute assist other staff members with academic and administrative duties. The Institute collaborates with visiting faculty from other departments and agencies on projects of mutual interest and benefit to augment the work of its staff and graduate students. Visiting fellows are drawn from fields such as Social Work, Psychology, Sociology, Education, Economics, Public Administration, and Public Health. Fellows play active roles in research, training, and technical assistance projects within their areas of expertise.