JRSA Forum, December 2012, Volume 30, Number 4



SAC Directors Elect JRSA's Executive Committee for 2012-2013

Statistical Analysis Centers Win Awards for Outstanding Publications

Missouri SAC Wins 2012 SAC Web Site Award


Leveraging National Standards to Accelerate Recidivism Studies: Nlets, BJS, and the States

New Chief of FBI Crime Statistics Unit Named

SBE and NIJ Formalize Research Collaboration

NRC Report Advocates Using Research to Shape Juvenile Justice Reform


JRSA's IBRRC Posts Reports from Idaho, New Mexico, and Vermont SACs

JRSA Concludes Evaluation of Utah Mentoring Program

ASC Panel Highlights Illinois State Researcher-Practitioner Partnerships

New Online Resources Available from NJJEC


New SAC Director Named in Alaska

News from Illinois, Iowa, Maine, New York, Oregon

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Karen F. Maline, Editor
Nancy Michel, Managing Editor


Phillip Stevenson, President
Stephen Haas, Vice President
Carmen Dorsey, Secretary/ Treasurer
Lisa Broidy, Delegate
Janeena J. Wing, Delegate
David Olson, Appointed Delegate
Jackie Vandercook, Past President

Joan C. Weiss, Executive Director

Ali Burnett, Office Manager
Sandra Dayton, Director of Finance and Administration
Shawn Flower, Research Associate
Karen F. Maline, Director of Member Services
Nancy Michel, Director of Publications
Stan Orchowsky, Research Director
Marc Osman, Web Site Manager
Jason Trask, Program Associate
Lisa Walbolt Wagner, Research Associate
Carrie Williamson, Research Associate

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New Chief of FBI Crime Statistics Unit Named

In July 2012, Amy C. Blasher was selected by the FBI's Criminal Justice Information Services Executive Staff as the Unit Chief of the Crime Statistics Management Unit in the Law Enforcement Support Section, where she handles all of the Uniform Crime Reporting matters and oversees the annual publication of Crime in the United States. Ms. Blasher graduated from West Virginia University in 1994 with a Bachelor of Arts and Science in liberal arts. She began her career with the FBI in November 1995 as a mail and file clerk and she later worked as a fingerprint examiner. She joined the National Instant Criminal Background Check System (NICS) Section in August 1998, where she served on the NICS Development Team. She went on to serve as a Management and Program Analyst within the NICS Section, and was involved with policy and new initiative development. Through her tenure with the NICS Section she held many Senior Manager Leadership roles, including oversight of the Quality Assurance Program, legal administrative functions, and liaison/outreach activities. In May 2012, she received the Outstanding Supervisor/Manager in an Administrative Series award at the 2012 Excellence in Government Awards Program, recognized by the Pittsburgh Federal Executive Board.