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Douglas Yearwood National Publication Award

The Douglas Yearwood National Publication Award recognizes outstanding efforts by Statistical Analysis Centers to apply empirical analysis to criminal justice policy making in the states. The award is given in two categories: Statistical/Management and Research/Policy Analysis. Two awards are given within each of those categories based on the size of the staff, one for small SACs, with fewer than five full-time staff, and one for large SACs.

The National Publication Award was established in 1986 as the Phillip Hoke Award in memory of the first Louisiana SAC director and one of the founders of JRSA. The award was renamed in 2012 in memory of longtime North Carolina SAC Director, and former JRSA President, Douglas Yearwood.

2017 Awards

Reports in this category present statistical data that identify and describe one or more justice-related issues. This type of report usually includes tables and graphs, with some text that explains and summarizes the data depicted.

Utah Statistical Analysis Center
Utah Justice Reinvestment Initiative (JRI) 2016 Annual Report
Utah Commission on Criminal and Juvenile Justice
(Small SAC)

Ohio Statistical Analysis Center
The Ohio Crime Victimization Survey, 2016
written by Alan Wedd, and Kristina Nicholson,
(Large SAC)

Research/Policy Analysis
Reports in this category pose one or more specific research or evaluation questions and typically employ a specific research design to address the issues raised. They usually involve the collection and analysis of data (either quantitative or qualitative), summarize findings, and offer conclusions and recommendations.

Maine Statistical Analysis Center
Unsealed Fate: The Unintended Consequences of Inadequate Safeguarding of Juvenile Records in Maine
Susy Hawes, Erica King, Mara Sanchez and George Shaler
(Small SAC)

Virginia Statistical Analysis Center
Report of the Health and Criminal Justice Data Committee
Virginia Statistical Analysis Center
(Large SAC)

Past National Publication Award winners

JRSA Website and SAC Innovation Awards
BJS Special Award for State Justice Statistics Achievement

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