Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2010, $76,153)
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 Connecticut Statistical Analysis Center (SAC) will: 1) obtain statewide data occurring in the process or pursuit of arrest pursuant to the Deaths in Custody Reporting Act of 2000 (Pub. L. 106-297); 2) conduct analysis of the state's criminal history records for annual reports on recidivism and long range forecasting of the prison population; and 3) collect, analyze and publish other ad hoc and ancillary statistical analyses and presentations on the Connecticut criminal justice system.