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  SAC Spotlight: New York

Each SAC Spotlight focuses on one of the state Statistical Analysis Centers, with descriptions of the SAC's relationships with other state agencies, featured research projects and publications, and key personnel. By focusing on one SAC at a time, we hope to highlight the critical role they all play in analyzing justice information in their state and informing the development of sound public policy.

Location: New York State Division of Criminal Justice Services, Office of Justice Research and Performance.

Year Established: 1982

Number of Staff: 31 employees, with many having advanced degrees, including five Ph.D.s and five graduate assistants.

About the SAC:
The New York Statistical Analysis Center (SAC) is located within the New York State Division of Criminal Justice Services (DCJS), Office of Justice Research and Performance (OJRP). DCJS is an executive agency under the auspices of the Executive Branch, headed by the Governor.

DCJS has a range of responsibilities, including but not limited to: administration of the Uniform Crime Reporting (UCR) program, collection and analysis of criminal justice data, research on criminal justice issues, oversight of the state’s criminal history repository, administration of federal and state criminal justice funds, and law enforcement training. DCJS also advises the Governor on programs designed to improve the effectiveness of New York’s justice system.

The Office of Justice Research and Performance plays a major role in New York State’s criminal justice policy and program development by analyzing data, conducting research, and evaluating program effectiveness. The Office also works closely with other state agencies on cross-system research and data analysis.

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