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Maryland State Justice Statistics Program - 2008

Award Information

Award #
Funding Category
Congressional District
Funding First Awarded
Total funding (to date)

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2008, $54,810)

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.

Under this award, the MdSAC will create a high traffic, interactive website that streamlines communication, stimulates information sharing, and broadcasts state crime trends and best practices. Elements of the website include distribution of data through geographic information system (GIS); a comprehensive resource database containing both internal and external publications; and online tutorials for Internet Mapping and Resource Database basics to help users maximize their results. Additionally, the MdSAC will use funds to collect and analyze GOCCP data to improve cross-coordination, communication, responsiveness, and strategic funding practices for internal and external evaluations.


Date Created: July 9, 2008