March 2014  Vol. 32, No. 1

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Karen F. Maline, Editor
Nancy Michel, Managing Editor


Stephen Haas, President
Janeena J. Wing, Vice President
Lisa Shoaf, Secretary/ Treasurer
Danette Buskovick, Delegate
Mark Myrent Delegate
Roger Przybylski, Appointed Delegate
Phillip Stevenson, Past President

Joan C. Weiss, Executive Director

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

New Ohio Data Dashboard Provides Interactive Data Capabilities

In January, the Ohio SAC added a new feature to its website called the Ohio Data Dashboard. The dashboard is an interactive map that combines various Ohio statistical and map data to improve data visualization and engage users. Data are presented by county, allowing the user to compare and contrast multiple counties for a selected time period. This interactive map offers a wide range of data that can be used by the general public, students, criminal justice practitioners and researchers. The SAC was inspired to create a dashboard after seeing a similar model by the Illinois Criminal Justice Information Authority showcased at a JRSA conference. SAC staff built the dashboard using InstantAtlas interactive map software.

To access the dashboard, go to Click on the Help button to reach a quick reference guide for using the site.