Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2010, $60,193)
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 Oklahoma Statistical Analysis Center (SAC), located within the Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation, will conduct the following activities: (1) collect and report statewide data on deaths occurring in police custody and develop formal policies and procedures for ongoing reporting to BJS; (2) regain access to data through the Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation website that was previously offered when the SAC was housed under the Oklahoma Criminal Justice Resource Center; and (3) complete the methodology of a statewide crime victimization survey to provide estimates of crime victimization in Oklahoma and compare with BJS's National Crime Victimization Survey. CA/NCF