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Statewide Crime Victimization Survey and Performance Measurement

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Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2010, $74,994)

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 Maine Statistical Analysis Center (SAC) plans to conduct projects under the following 2010 SJS themes: Statewide Crime Victimization Surveys and Performance Measurement. The SAC plans to conduct a follow-up survey to the baseline state-level crime victimization survey conducted in 2006 to better understand the nature and extent of crime occurring in Maine. Findings will be published in a final report and PowerPoint presentation to be used by state agencies, coalitions, and community groups in developing best practices and public policy for the state. The SAC also intends to work with the Board's research subcommittee to develop a series of benchmark indicators to assist the Board in measuring its performance and implementing a data-driven strategy to reduce spending on corrections, and increase public safety.


Date Created: July 1, 2010