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State SACs The Justice Research and Statistics Association (JRSA) is a national nonprofit organization dedicated to the use of nonpartisan research and analysis to inform criminal and juvenile justice decisionmaking. We are comprised of a network of researchers and practitioners throughout government, academia, and the justice community.
Forum Logo   Registration is now open, JRSA members qualify for discounted registration rates before July 1st
Philadelphia, PA - August 7th-10th
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Juvenile Recidivism in Maine 2016   A new report on juvenile recidivism in Maine summarizes the data for youth committed to the Department of Juvenile Services between 2008 and 2012.
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Maine SAC Releases 2016 Juvenile Recidivism Report
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Forum Logo   JRSA's annual business meeting will be held on Wednesday August 10th from
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Save the date - 2016 Annual Business Meeting
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Dr. Ed McGarrell   This special issue on NIBRS contains articles providing a helpful starting point for discussing best practices for working with NIBRS data.
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JRP special issue on NIBRs now Available
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The Illinois Statistical Analysis Center recently released Transitional Housing for Victims of Intimate Partner Violence. This report describes the relationship between housing instability and victim health and well-being, issues to consider when addressing housing stability for this population, and recommendations for policy and practice.
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The Alaska Statistical Analysis Center recently released an AJSAC Fact Sheet - Juvenile Justice Referrals and Charges in Alaska, FY 2006-2015. This fact sheet presents juvenile justice statistics from the Alaska Department of Health and Social Services (DHSS), Division of Juvenile Justice (DJJ) for state fiscal years 2006–2015. It includes the total number of referrals made to DJJ by law enforcement, the total number of charges by class and offense type, and the number of unique juveniles referred to DJJ. Read More.

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The West Virginia Statistical Analysis Center recently released Recidivism by Direct Sentence Clients Released from Day Report Centers in 2011: Predictors and Patterns over Time. The purpose of the study was to investigate the factors that affect the likelihood Day Report Centers (DRC) clients will be arrested, booked into jail, or incarcerated within 2 years of release. Read More.

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The Illinois Statistical Analysis Center recently released Assessing the quality of Illinois Criminal History Record Information (CHRI) System data on juvenile. In this study, comparative methodologies were used to assess the utility of CHRI data for research purposes and pinpoint areas for system improvement. Findings are presented by county and region to provide an overview of juvenile CHRI reporting practices. Read More.

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The Alaska Statistical Analysis Center recently released an AJSAC Fact Sheet - Alaska Trauma Registry: Trauma Admissions Involving Alcohol or Illegal Drugs, 2014 The Alaska Trauma Registry (ATR) is an active surveillance system that collects data pertaining to hospitalizations of the most seriously injured patients in Alaska. This fact sheet presents data from the ATR - specifically, numbers of trauma admissions, patient demographics, and the presence of alcohol or illegal drugs in trauma admissions for 2014. Read More.

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The Colorado Statistical Analysis Center recently released Correctional Population Forecasts. This legislatively mandated report provides projections of adult prison and parole populations and juvenile detention, commitment, and parole populations to the Governor's Office and the General Assembly on an annual basis. Read More.

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The Ohio Statistical Analysis Center recently released OCJS Research Brief. This volume includes information on stalking, domestic violence, arrest related deaths, and drug crime. Read More.


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Pre and Postconference Seminars

Registration is now open for several JRSA hosted pre and postconference seminars being held in conjunction with the National Forum on Criminal Justice in Philadelphia, PA on August 7th & 10th. More Info.


The Statistical Sampling: An Overview for Criminal Justice Researchers webinar is now available.

The An Overview of New Psychoactive Substances and the District of Columbia's Strategy for Tackling this Public Health Challenge webinar is now available.

The Maintaining a Digital Presence - The IL SAC Experience webinar is now available.

Evidence-Based Resources

Evidence-Based Practices Toolkit

JRSA, in partnership with the National Criminal Justice Association (NCJA) and the Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA), has produced the second in a series of "toolkits" on promoting the use of evidence-based practices in State Administering Agencies (SAAs).

The Third toolkit, Sustaining Evidence-Based Practices, includes a Briefing Paper, an Executive Summary, and a PowerPoint Slides. The slideshow can be tailored by SAAs to highlight their own efforts in promoting evidence-based practices in their state.