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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.
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.
 
JRSA Forum   The June issue of the JRSA Forum is now available.
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September Forum   A new issue of the JRP Digest is now available.
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National Forum   Register now for the 2014 National Forum on Criminal Justice, August 10-13, in Breckenridge, CO!
National Forum on Criminal Justice - August 10-13
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  Evaluating Crime and Justice Policies and Programs: Using Matching to Approximate Randomized Experiments. is now available on JRSA's Webinar page.
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Maryland Governor's Office of Crime Control & Prevention (GOCCP) Maryland
 

The Maryland Statistical Analysis Center is located in the Governor's Office of Crime Control & Prevention (GOCCP), which serves as the State Administering Agency (SAA), and facilitates the collection and objective analysis of statewide criminal justice statistics to support evidence-based policies and practices. GOCCP has developed the SAC's website into a one-stop shop of timely, relevant data for public safety entities and the general public. MSAC also provides information to the legislature through special reports, conducts surveys on a wide range of public safety issues, evaluates criminal justice programs, and maintains a database to track statistics on DNA "hits" in the state.

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Updates from JRSA

Emploment Opportunity

JRSA is seeking a Research Analyst/Associate to work on projects designed to enhance the capacity of state and local practitioners to evaluate juvenile and criminal justice programs. Full listing.

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.

SAC Innovation Awards

JRSA is now accepting entries for the 2014 SAC Technical and Analytical Innovation Recognition Award. The entry form is available here.

Webinars

Improving State Capacity for Crime Reporting: Data Quality and Imputation Methods Using State Incident-Based Reporting (IBR) System Data is now available on the JRSA
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Strategies for Building a Successful SAC-SAA Relationship is now available on the JRSA Webinar page.