Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2021, $144,611)
The NYSAC is located within the Division of Criminal Justice Services (DCJS), which is housed within the Executive Department under the Executive Branch, headed by the Governor. The NYSAC will use FY21 SJS funds for two Core Capacity projects. The first project will focus on NIBRS data quality assessment for a 2-Year period that will fund one GRA to assist in the development and documentation of NY’s NIBRS analytic reporting infrastructure and to conduct a quality review of the NIBRS data. The activities include developing analytic NIBRS files and associated documentation and a review of data elements for quality and completeness. Two analytic files the NYSAC plan to develop include a) extracts data from incident, victim, offender and offense segments allowing users to analyze victim to offender relationships such as domestic violence; and b) extracts from incident, offender, offense segments allowing users to analyze with firearm offenses. The GRA will help with the development of the reporting infrastructure and also assist the NYSAC staff in conducting and publishing an assessment of the quality. The second project will focus on data accessibility and support one GRA for a 2-Year period to assist in developing and expanding public-use datasets and online analytical capabilities to provide and facilitate the analysis of criminal justice data. Some of the new reforms that the project will focus on include arrest related deaths, use of force, and bail reform. The GRA will also help conduct analysis and prepare files, reports and part of the overall team to expand the data available on the DCJS website.