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Minnesota FY2010 Statistical Analysis Center Project.

Award Information

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Funding First Awarded
Total funding (to date)

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2010, $60,550)

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 Minnesota Statistical Analysis Center (SAC) housed in the Office of Justice Programs within the MN Department of Public Safety will conduct the following projects: 1) complete a report on best practices and proven outcomes of the 2009 pilot evaluation on youth intervention programs funded by the MN Office of Justice Programs; 2) continue to study the Minnesota Student Survey data to examine youth in correctional facilities specifically examining answers by gender and race to assess overrepresentation of minority youth in criminal and juvenile justice systems; 3) review the accuracy and use of current juvenile data found in the state Uniform Crime Reporting and in juvenile petition data to make improvements in the collection and reporting of that data; 4) create a resource map of the number and locations of diversion programs offered to youth by law enforcement or county attorneys to better understand the movement of youth through the juvenile justice system; and 5) continue to participate in the annual BJS/JRSA conference. CA/NCF
Date Created: July 7, 2010