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  SAC Spotlight:  West Virginia

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.

Office of Research and Strategic Planning, Division of Justice and Community Services, Department of Military Affairs and Public Safety

Year Established: Relocated and established within SAA in 1997

Number of Staff: 8

About the SAC:
The West Virginia Statistical Analysis Center, a section of the Office of Research and Strategic Planning, is housed in the Division of Justice and Community Services. DCJS serves as the State Administrating Agency and is located under the Department of Military Affairs and Public Safety. The SAC is committed to supporting the Division's mission to foster public safety through research, performance measurement, and evaluation. The Center is at the forefront of various contemporary issues related to policing, criminal victimization, and penology. Our vision includes acting as a clearinghouse for citizens of the state by offering a single location for statistical information and, at the same time, going beyond descriptive analytical products to offer research that can provide direction on critical policy matters impacting the administration of justice. The Center prides itself on bridging the gap between research and practice and meeting justice policy challenges through the use and dissemination of research and statistics. We are committed to remaining engaged in the community and being a vital resource for research, data, and analysis for all citizens of the state. The commitment of the SAC staff is reflected in the many awards they have received for their publications and technical innovation.

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