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Improving Criminal Justice Data Collection and Analysis in Tennessee - SJS FFY 2021

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Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2021, $80,416)

This Core Capacity Building Project will improve the quality of data reported to the Tennessee Incident Based Reporting System (TIBRS) and National Incident Based Reporting System (NIBRS), data disseminated through the Theme Oriented Public Site (TOPS), increase the capacity to conduct in-depth analysis of data, and provide training through implementation of the following: 1) Contract with TN’s Sole Sourced Vendor, Beyond 2020, to add capacity to disseminate data collected related to Law Enforcement Officers Killed in Action (LEOKA) and  enhance usability of all data disseminated via the Theme Oriented Public Site (TOPS) for the SAC’s constituents, 2) Partner with Middle Tennessee State University to conduct in-depth criminal justice data analysis and develop and disseminate publications/reports related to Violent/Gun crime, particularly how they have been impacted COVID-19 and domestic violence, and 3) Send SAC staff to approved national justice statistics training to aid in the on-going success of the SAC to successfully report criminal justice statistics to NIBRS and provide high quality data analysis and reporting for the state of Tennessee.

Date Created: September 29, 2021