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State SACs The Justice Research and Statistics Association is a national nonprofit organization of state Statistical Analysis Center (SAC) directors, and other researchers and practitioners throughout government, academia, and the justice community who are dedicated to the use of research and analysis to make informed policy and program decisions.
December Forum   The December issue of the JRSA Forum, JRSA's quarterly newslette, is now available.
December Forum
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Jeffrey Sedgwick   The JRSA Executive Committee announced that Jeffrey Sedgwick, Ph.D., has been named the new Executive Director of the Association, effective January 1, 2015.
JRSA Announces New Executive Director
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SAC Digest   A new issue of the SAC Publication Digest is now available
SAC Publication Digest
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  Indiana, Vermont, and West Virginia SACs receive 2014 Yearwood Publication Awards.
2014 Yearwood Publication Awards
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  Colorado wins 2014 SAC Website Award and Illinois and West Virginia SACs honored for Technical Innovations.
SAC Website and Technical Innovations Awards
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JRSA conducts and publishes multistate, policy-relevant research on justice issues; provides training and technical assistance to build research and evaluation capacity and knowledge of evidence-based practices at the state and local levels; and maintains information on state criminal and juvenile justice research and programs. twitter facebook facebook join JRSA
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Criminal Justice Coordinating Council Ohio

The Georgia Statistical Analysis Center (SAC) is located in the Criminal Justice Coordinating Council (CJCC), which is the State Administering Agency (SAA). The SAC facilitates all of the data collection and analysis activities for the Grants and Policy Division of the CJCC. It also conducts independent research and evaluation to help the state make data-driven policy decisions about criminal justice and victim services issues. The SAC, which has a director and three full-time staff, supports the CJCC's planning initiatives and the administration of federal grants, provides a forum for criminal justice researchers and analysts to communicate, and disseminate statistical reports and program evaluations. CJCC also uses statistical analysis and research to provide the public with a better understanding of the criminal justice system.

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Evidence-Based Practices Toolkit

JRSA, in partnership with the National Criminal Justice Association (NCJA) and the Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA), has produced the first in what will be a series of "toolkits" on promoting the use of evidence-based practices in State Administering Agencies (SAAs). The first toolkit, An Introduction to Evidence-Based Practices, includes a briefing paper, an executive summary, and a slideshow. The slideshow can be tailored by SAAs to highlight their own efforts in promoting evidence-based practices in their state. Additional toolkits are currently being developed based on feedback from SAA directors.