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State SACs The Justice Research and Statistics Association is a national nonprofit organization of state Statistical Analysis Center (SAC) directors, and other researchers and practitioners throughout government, academia, and the justice community who are dedicated to the use of research and analysis to make informed policy and program decisions.
Dr. Ed McGarrell   Professor Ed McGarrell was presented with the American Society of Criminology's Division of Policing Distinguished Scholar Award at the 2015 ASC annual meeting.
Michigan SAC Director receives ASC award
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  The Justice Research and Statistics Associations seeking to hire a Research Analyst or Research Associate in our Washington, DC office. Full Posting.
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July 2015 Forum   The December issue of the JRSA Forum, JRSA's quarterly newsletter, is now available.
December Forum now available
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LA SAC   Justice Research and Policy (JRP) is a semiannual, peer-reviewed journal that publishes policy-oriented research on a wide range of topics, with a particular focus on criminal and juvenile justice policies and practices relevant to state and local government. More Info
JRSA is proud to announce the return of the JRP
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The Alaska Statistical Analysis Center recently released an AJSAC Fact Sheet - Juvenile Justice Referrals and Charges in Alaska, FY 2006-2015 This fact sheet presents juvenile justice statistics from the Alaska Department of Health and Social Services (DHSS), Division of Juvenile Justice (DJJ) for state fiscal years 2006–2015. It includes the total number of referrals made to DJJ by law enforcement, the total number of charges by class and offense type, and the number of unique juveniles referred to DJJ. Read More.

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The West Virginia Statistical Analysis Center recently released Recidivism by Direct Sentence Clients Released from Day Report Centers in 2011: Predictors and Patterns over Time. The purpose of the study was to investigate the factors that affect the likelihood Day Report Centers (DRC) clients will be arrested, booked into jail, or incarcerated within 2 years of release.
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The Alaska Statistical Analysis Center recently released an AJSAC Fact Sheet - Alaska Trauma Registry: Trauma Admissions Involving Alcohol or Illegal Drugs, 2014 The Alaska Trauma Registry (ATR) is an active surveillance system that collects data pertaining to hospitalizations of the most seriously injured patients in Alaska. This fact sheet presents data from the ATR - specifically, numbers of trauma admissions, patient demographics, and the presence of alcohol or illegal drugs in trauma admissions for 2014. Read More.


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Updates from JRSA


Maintaining a Digital Presence - The IL SAC Experience

The Illinois SAC website underwent large redesigns in late 2010 and again in 2015, including the implementation of several online data tools and expanded access to data. Staff from the Illinois SAC will describe their experience and knowledge gained over those years and future plans. Topics will include lessons learned, data preparation, data consistency, and having different tools for different users and purposes. Register.

The Developmental Estimates of Subnational Crime Rates Based on the National Crime Victimization Survey webinar is now available.

Evidence-Based Resources

Evidence-Based Practices Toolkit

JRSA, in partnership with the National Criminal Justice Association (NCJA) and the Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA), has produced the second in a series of "toolkits" on promoting the use of evidence-based practices in State Administering Agencies (SAAs).

The Third toolkit, Sustaining Evidence-Based Practices, includes a Briefing Paper, an Executive Summary, and a PowerPoint Slides. The slideshow can be tailored by SAAs to highlight their own efforts in promoting evidence-based practices in their state.