Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2022, $149,623)
The New Hampshire Department of Justice (NH DOJ), as the State’s SAC, in partnership with the New Hampshire Judicial Branch (NHJB) will use FY22 SJS funds to conduct an in-depth analysis of available domestic violence and diversity and inclusion data in the Court system. With the assistance of a consultant experienced in both areas, the NH DOJ and NHJB look to gain insights on the data quality assessment by reviewing what data is available, what is not, what gaps exist, and what the State can do to address any shortcomings. The NH SAC will work with the NHJB to draft a Request For Proposals (RFP) to hire a consultant to evaluate New Hampshire court data involving both domestic violence and diversity and inclusion, in two separate, but similar project tracks. NH SAC will be involved in both elements of the project, with the ultimate goal of assisting the NHJB with better statistical models that will have reaching effects across the criminal justice system in New Hampshire.