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South Dakota 2010 State Justice Statistics Program for Statistical Analysis Center

Award Information

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Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2010, $58,905)

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 (SDSAC) is a component of an operational unit of the South Dakota Division of Criminal Investigation (DCI). The SDSAC proposes to use SJS funds to conduct the following activities: 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 cases, drug abuse control and monitoring issues, and drug diversion cases; 3) enhance and revamp the Crime in South Dakota 2008 and 2009 series into a National Incident-Based Reporting System (NIBRS) format to provide detailed data on each crime for Group A and Group B offenses. The SDSAC will also facilitate a state-wide NIBRS training during the award period; 4) continue to function as the state clearinghouse for criminal justice statistical data; and 5) work with the Office of the Attorney General's (OAG) web master to enhance the OAG website and provide links to SDSAC publications.


Date Created: June 25, 2010