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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.
Forum Logo   Registration is now open for the The 2016 National Forum on Criminal Justice which will take place August 7-10 in Philadelphia, PA.

JRSA members qualify for discounted registration rates of $465 before July1 and $495 after.
Save the Date - 2016 National Forum
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JRP   This special issue on NIBRS contains articles providing a helpful starting point for discussing best practices for working with NIBRS data. By exploring innovative ways to use NIBRS data, the articles highlight some of the methodological issues involved.
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JRP special issue on NIBRs now Available
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BJS logo   William J. Sabol has departed as the Director of the Bureau of Justice Statistics (BJS) for a position in the private sector. Jeri M. Mulrow is now serving as Acting Director of BJS.
Director Sabol has left BJS; Jeri Mulrow is serving as Acting Director
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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 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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The Colorado Statistical Analysis Center recently released Correctional Population Forecasts. This legislatively mandated report provides projections of adult prison and parole populations and juvenile detention, commitment, and parole populations to the Governor's Office and the General Assembly on an annual basis.
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Updates from JRSA

Pre and Postconference Seminars

Registration is now open for several JRSA hosted pre and postconference seminars being held in conjunction with the National Forum on Criminal Justice in Philadelphia, PA on August 7th & 10th. Register.

The An Overview of New Psychoactive Substances and the District of Columbia's Strategy for Tackling this Public Health Challenge webinar is now available.

The Maintaining a Digital Presence - The IL SAC Experience webinar is now available.

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.