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Kansas State Justice Statistics Program - 2009

Award Information

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Funding First Awarded
Total funding (to date)

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2009, $50,000)

The State Justice Statistics (SJS) Program is designed to maintain and enhance each state's capacity to address criminal justice issues through collection and analysis of data. The SJS Program provides support to each state to coordinate and conduct statistical activities within the state, conduct research to estimate impacts of legislative and policy changes, and serve as a liaison in assisting BJS to gather data from respondent agencies within their states.

Under this award, the Kansas Sentencing Commission (KSC) plans to collect of data for the Deaths in Custody study and provide the information to BJS on a semi-annual basis. In addition KSC proposes to use some funds to continue its drug policy study. The SAC plans to continue collecting, analyzing, and reporting statistics on data relating to: the number of offenders receiving alternative sentencing; number of court cases; court case outcomes; demographic information; determinate factors in modalities; and post treatment/sentence recidivism.

Findings will be presented in a report that will be submitted to the Kansas Sentencing Commission for review and discussion in recommending policy changes to alternative sentencing.

Date Created: September 23, 2009