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State SACs The Justice Research and Statistics Association (JRSA) is a national nonprofit organization dedicated to the use of nonpartisan research and analysis to inform criminal and juvenile justice decisionmaking. We are comprised of a network of researchers and practitioners throughout government, academia, and the justice community.
Forum Logo   JRSA will host a Member reception at the historic McGillin's Old Ale House on Monday evening, August 8th from 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM - immediately following the BJS/SAC staff meeting.
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JRSA Member Reception August 8th
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Juvenile Recidivism in Maine 2016   A new report on juvenile recidivism in Maine summarizes the data for youth committed to the Department of Juvenile Services between 2008 and 2012.
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Maine SAC Releases 2016 Juvenile Recidivism Report
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Forum Logo   JRSA's annual business meeting will be held on Wednesday August 10th from
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Save the date - 2016 Annual Business Meeting
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Dr. Ed McGarrell   This special issue on NIBRS contains articles providing a helpful starting point for discussing best practices for working with NIBRS data.
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JRP special issue on NIBRs now Available
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alaska sexual assault

A new study examining the reported rise in homicides in large cities in 2015 called the increase “real and nearly unprecedented.” The National Institute of Justice commissioned criminologist Richard Rosenfeld a JRSA member and Founders Professor at the University of Missouri, St. Louis to examine whether there was a historically unexpected rise in homicides and present possible explanations for the increase across U.S. cities.
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alaska sexual assault

The Alaska Statistical Analysis Center recently released an AJSAC Fact Sheet - Sexual Misconduct and Sexual Assault Committed Against University of Alaska Students. This report presents the results of a survey conducted at the University of Alaska. It contains self-reported instances of sexual misconduct and sexual assault experienced by students between January 2015 and the end of the 2016 spring semester. Results are provided for the University as a whole, as well as broken down into UA's three main administrative units.
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The Illinois Statistical Analysis Center recently released Transitional Housing for Victims of Intimate Partner Violence. This report describes the relationship between housing instability and victim health and well-being, issues to consider when addressing housing stability for this population, and recommendations for policy and practice.
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tennessee officers killed or assaulted

The Tennessee Statistical Analysis Center recently released Tennessee Law Enforcement Officers Killed or Assaulted 2015.This report presents analyses of incidents in which law enforcement officers were killed or assaulted in the line of duty in 2015. The information is collected through the Tennessee Incident Based Reporting System. Offenses included for analysis are murder and nonnegligent manslaughter, aggravated assault, simple assault, intimidation, and stalking.
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tennessee domestic violence

The Tennessee Statistical Analysis Center recently released Domestic Violence Statistics 2013-2015.This study analyzes crime data collected from the Tennessee Incident Based Reporting System (TIBRS). Utilizing these TIBRS crime data, offenses flagged as domestic related from 2013-2015 were examined. Data is analyzed by offense and by victim.
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alaska trauma registry

The Alaska Statistical Analysis Center recently released an AJSAC Fact Sheet- Alaska Trauma Registry: Trauma Admissions Involving Firearms, 2009-2014. The ATR is a surveillance system of the Alaska Department of Health and Social Services (DHSS), Division of Public Health. Data collected include patient demographics, and information about the injury event, patient transport, treatment, and outcomes.
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new mexico project safe neighborhood

The New Mexico Statistical Analysis Center recently released Evaluation of Bernalillo County Metropolitan Area Project Safe Neighborhoods. The purpose of this evaluation is to determine whether the Project Safe Neighborhood initiative is being implemented in the way intended, to understand the perceived success of the initiative, and to pinpoint facilitators and barriers to implementation.
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maine juvenile recidivism

The Maine Statistical Analysis Center recently released 2016 Juvenile Recidivism Report. This report summarizes the data for diverted youth, supervised youth, and committed youth involved with the Department of Juvenile Services between 2008 and 2012. This report includes analysis of youth, offense class and type, facility, length of supervision, and participation in community reintegration when applicable.
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tennessee campus crime

The Tennessee Statistical Analysis Center recently released Crime on Campus 2015. This report is a statistical summary of crimes reported on campuses of all Tennessee institutions of higher education. The report presents the nature, volume, and extent of reported crime on the campuses and in the housing of Tennessee colleges and universities during calendar year 2015.
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colorado marijuana legalization

The Colorado Statistical Analysis Center recently released Marijuana Legalization in Colorado: Early Findings. This report served to establish and present the baseline measures to conduct these studies on a near-term basis, with additional data to be collected and provided to the public in the future. The sections of specific interest to the researchers were the impact on public safety, impact on public health, impact on youth, and any additional information that may have been affected by the legalization of marijuana.
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arizona gang threat assessment

The Arizona Statistical Analysis Center recently released 2014 Gang Threat Assessment.This report is a survey of law enforcement officers in Arizona regarding their perceptions and experience with gangs, gang members, and gang activity in their jurisdictions.
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colorado officers shot

The Colorado Statistical Analysis Center recently released A Report of Officer Involved Shootings in Colorado: 2010-2015. This report documents findings based on data received by the Colorado Division of Criminal Justice (DCJ) within the Department of Public Safety regarding officer involved shootings that occurred during a 5½ year period between January 1, 2010 and June 30, 2015.
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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. More Info.

Webinars

The Statistical Sampling: An Overview for Criminal Justice Researchers webinar is now available.

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.

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.