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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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SAC Spotlight
ODPS Office of Criminal Justice Services Ohio

The Ohio Statistical Analysis Center (SAC) is located in the Office of Criminal Justice Services, which is the State Administering Agency (SAA), and serves as its policy and research arm. The SAC works closely with the SAA to collect data and conduct research in line with SAA priorities and, more generally, serves as a liaison to bridge the gap between research and policy. With a director and four full-time staff, the SAC identifies criminal justice needs, improves access to criminal justice data, evaluates the effectiveness of existing programs, and designs innovative initiatives to address the many justice issues affecting Ohio communities.

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Updates from JRSA

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.


Registration is now open for Utilizing State Criminal History Records for Justice Research Series
Part I: Arizona's Use of Computerized Criminal History Records
. This webinar is the first in a series of JRSA webinars examining the utility of state criminal history records for research and statistical analysis. A researcher from the Arizona Statistical Analysis Center (AZSAC) will provide an overview of the Arizona Computerized Criminal History (ACCH) repository, and discuss a variety of AZSAC projects using ACCH data (e.g., recidivism, records quality, felony case processing, etc.).