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  SAC Spotlight: Maryland

Each SAC Spotlight focuses on one of the state Statistical Analysis Centers, with descriptions of the SAC's relationships with other state agencies, featured research projects and publications, and key personnel. By focusing on one SAC at a time, we hope to highlight the critical role they all play in analyzing justice information in their state and informing the development of sound public policy.

Maryland Governor's Office of Crime Control & Prevention (GOCCP), which is the State Administering Agency

Year Established:
Originally established at the University of Maryland in 1984 as the Maryland Justice Analysis Center, the SAC was relocated to the State Administering Agency (SAA) in 2007.

Number of Staff: 3 (2 full-time and one part-time)

About the SAC:
The Maryland Statistical Analysis Center (MSAC) was established within the Governor's Office of Crime Control & Prevention (GOCCP) on March 26, 2007 through an Executive Order. This order provides for a State Statistical Analysis Center (SAC) to support the purposes of collecting and analyzing statewide criminal justice statistics. MSAC was previously located at the University of Maryland from 1984-2007 as the Maryland Justice Analysis Center.

MSAC works in conjunction with GOCCP and is aligned programmatically with the state's public safety priorities. MSAC plays a vital role in the development of effective policies and practices in the criminal justice field. Additionally, MSAC facilitates the collection and objective analysis of statewide criminal justice statistics to support evidence-based policies and practices. GOCCP has developed MSAC into a one-stop shop of timely, relevant data for public safety entities and the general public.

MSAC's location in GOCCP over the last seven years has provided the benefits of enhanced communication with state and local criminal justice agencies, improved accessibility to the general public, and the opportunity to effectively collaborate with local, state, and regional jurisdictions. MSAC activity is enhanced by funding from the State Justice Statistics (SJS) program grant from the U.S. Department of Justice, Bureau of Justice Statistics (BJS).

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