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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.
JRSA Webinar   Registration is now open for May 12th webinar Use of Administrative Records to Analyze Drug Abuse and Enforcement.
Administrative Records Webinar
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December Forum   The March issue of the JRSA Forum, JRSA's quarterly newsletter, is now available.
March Forum
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National Forum   Save the date! Join us August 2 - 5 in Atlanta, Georgia for the 2015 National Forum on Criminal Justice. For more information, visit the National Forum website.
2015 National Forum on Criminal Justice
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Criminal Justice Coordinating Council Ohio

The Georgia Statistical Analysis Center (SAC) is located in the Criminal Justice Coordinating Council (CJCC), which is the State Administering Agency (SAA). The SAC facilitates all of the data collection and analysis activities for the Grants and Policy Division of the CJCC. It also conducts independent research and evaluation to help the state make data-driven policy decisions about criminal justice and victim services issues. The SAC, which has a director and three full-time staff, supports the CJCC's planning initiatives and the administration of federal grants, provides a forum for criminal justice researchers and analysts to communicate, and disseminate statistical reports and program evaluations. CJCC also uses statistical analysis and research to provide the public with a better understanding of the criminal justice system.

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Updates from JRSA

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 second toolkit, Implementing 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.

Utilizing State Criminal History Records for Justice Research Webinar Series

The latest webinar in a series on Utilizing State Criminal History Records for Justice Research is now available. Using Criminal History Records to Conduct Redemption Research can be accessed from the JRSA webinar page