Photos courtesy of Louisville Convention and Vistors Bureau
BJS/JRSA National Conference in Louisville, Kentucky on October 18-19, 2012
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Presentation Archive

Translating Research into Practice
This is the 39th national conference sponsored by the Bureau of Justice Statistics and the Justice Research and Statistics Association. Each year the conference brings together justice system professionals from all levels of government and academia to share the latest research, discuss ways of improving the quality of justice data and research in the states, and promote the use of statistics and research to develop evidence-based policy. The conference acts as a bridge between research and practice, and serves as a networking opportunity for all attendees.

Panel Sessions
This year's program includes more than 20 panel sessions on systemwide topics, including corrections/community corrections, deaths in custody, domestic violence, juvenile justice, law enforcement, using criminal history records to study recidivism, barriers to reentry, research using NIBRS data, sentencing, substance abuse, BJS' redesign of the National Crime Victimization Survey (NCVS), and statewide crime victimization surveys.

In addition, there will be a conference track devoted to the use of administrative records for research and statistical analysis and reporting, including panels on improving the quality of the records and issues of privacy and confidentiality.

Preconference Professional Seminars
On October 16 and 17, in conjunction with the conference, JRSA will offer preconference skill-building seminars on risk assessment, interpreting statistics, evaluation methods and related issues, and evidence-based programs and practices.