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FY 2011 State Justice Statistics Program for Statistical Analysis Centers

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Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2011, $60,653)

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.

The South Carolina Statistical Analysis Center, located within the South Carolina Department of Public Safety, will conduct the following activities: 1) publish the annual "South Carolina Criminal and Juvenile Justice Trends" report; 2) update with current trend data two South Carolina Incident-Based Reporting System (SCIBRS) five-year trend reports on domestic and sexual violence; 3) link intake data regarding domestic violence offenders with state Computerized Criminal History (CCH) records to assess the effectiveness of the Compass for Carolina intervention program to prevent further domestic violence as compared to a control group of nonparticipants; 4) continue to serve as a point of contact for the Arrests-Related Detahs data collection; 5) update and expand the SAC website; and 6) facilitate and partially support a State Institutional Review Board (IRB) to review any research projects that involve human subjects or identifiable data elements relating to human subjects.

Date Created: July 29, 2011