JRSA Forum, June 2013, Volume 31, Number 2
June 2013  Vol. 31, No. 2



National Crime Statistics Exchange (NCS-X): Building on NIBRS for More Accurate National Crime Estimates

International Association of Crime Analysts: Who We Are and What We Do

Karol Mason Confirmed to Head OJP


JRSA Webinar Explores SAC Use of Administrative Records

JRSA Staff Deliver Webinar on Adapting Evidence-Based Practices

JRSA Online Resources


Kansas SAC Continues Data Collection and Analysis Efforts

Massachusetts Convenes Researchers Group and Also Partners with Pew on Results First

Vermont's Morris Chosen as Academic Fellow to Study Terrorism Defense

The JRSA Forum is supported by the U.S. Department of Justice, Bureau of Justice Statistics. JRSA is a national nonprofit organization. For membership or other information, call (202) 842-9330, e-mail cjinfo@jrsa.org, or visit our Web site: http://www.jrsa.org.

Karen F. Maline, Editor
Nancy Michel, Managing Editor


Phillip Stevenson, President
Stephen Haas, Vice President
Janeena J. Wing, Secretary/ Treasurer
Lisa Shoaf, 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
Jason Trask, Program Associate
Lisa Walbolt Wagner, Research Associate
Carrie Williamson, Research Associate

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JRSA Online Resources

JRSA provides a number of resources on our website (www.jrsa.org), including those highlighted here. Check back regularly to see what's new.

Training and Technical Assistance Webinars

This series of webinars offers training in technical areas that are critical for building the data gathering, research, and analysis capabilities of SAC directors and their staff. Two recent webinars can be viewed on our website, with two more planned for later this summer.

National Juvenile Justice Evaluation Center Web Tutorial

This tutorial provides instruction on the basics of performance measurement, evaluation, and evidence-based practices, including how to identify objectives and develop a logic model. Similar resources are available on the NJJEC Skill Building web page.

NJJEC Bulletin

The NJJEC Bulletin is produced every other month by JRSA's National Juvenile Justice Evaluation Center. The Bulletin includes information about conferences and trainings, new resources available to the field, an evaluation feature, and highlights of state and local efforts in juvenile justice.

Infobase of State Activities and Research (ISAR)

JRSA's Infobase of State Activities and Research (ISAR) is a comprehensive electronic clearinghouse of information on State Statistical Analysis Center (SAC) activities and research. The database can be searched by key word, state, and/or date. For reports published after 2004, visit the SAC Publication Digest, where report summaries are available for searching.

Incident-Based Reporting Resource Center (IBRRC)

JRSA's Incident-Based Reporting Resource Center (IBRRC)provides comprehensive information on accessing and using incident-based reporting data for the analysis of crime and reporting of justice statistics. The Center, which is supported by the Bureau of Justice Statistics, seeks to put practical analytical information and tools into the hands of analysts who want to work with incident-based data, and to provide a forum where analysts can exchange information and ideas about using IBR data.