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

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Karen F. Maline, Editor
Nancy Michel, Managing Editor


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Stephen Haas, Vice President
Janeena J. Wing, Secretary/ Treasurer
Lisa Shoaf, Delegate
David Olson, Appointed Delegate
Jackie Vandercook, Past President

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Sandra Dayton, Director of Finance and Administration
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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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Karol Mason Confirmed to Head OJP

Karol Mason

The Senate voted in April to confirm Karol Mason as Assistant Attorney General for the Office of Justice Programs. Nominated by President Obama in February, she takes over for Mary Lou Leary, who has served as Acting AAG since Laurie Robinson left.

Mason was most recently a partner at the law firm of Alston & Bird, LLP in Atlanta. She previously served as Deputy Associate Attorney General from 2009 to 2012 where she worked with OJP on several initiatives, including Defending Childhood, Strong Cities Strong Communities, the New Orleans Working Group, the Grants Management Board, and the Coordinated Tribal Assistance Solicitation. While there, she earned the Attorney General's Distinguished Service Award. Mason received an A.B. in Mathematics from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and a J.D. from the University of Michigan Law School.