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FFY12 State Justice Statistics Program

Award Information

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Funding First Awarded
Total funding (to date)

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2012, $74,361)

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 Dakota Statistical Analysis Center (SAC) is a component of an operational unit of the South Dakota Division of Criminal Investigation. The SAC proposes to use SJS funds to focus its research along the following themes: 1) continue efforts to compile and submit to BJS data on deaths occurring in the process of arrest; 2) access and analyze criminal history records to prepare reports on issues identified as state priorities during the award period, such as analyses on domestic violence, drug abuse control and monitoring, and drug diversion cases; 3) conduct an analysis of the 2011 National Incident-Based Reporting System (NIBRS) data to provide detailed data on each crime for Group A and Group B offenses; and 4) continue to function as the state clearinghouse for criminal justice statistical data and complete ad-hoc, issue-specific reports throughout the award period as requested.


Date Created: July 16, 2012