Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2011, $58,177)
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 Washington Statistical Analysis Center (SAC) is located in the Human Services Section of the Washington State Office of Financial Management's (OFM) Forecasting Division. The SAC will use SJS funds to undertake efforts to promote transparency in government operations and information by improving the accessibility to data and information. The SAC staff will work with the Department of Social and Health Services' Juvenile Rehabilitation Administration to identify key juvenile justice data for posting to the SAC website and the CrimeStatsOnline query system. The SAC will add additional data sources to the website and create a criminal justice dashboard for easy access to key criminal justice and safety measures. Other data series will also be evaluated for possible inclusion in the SAC's CrimeStatsOnline system including the Death in Custody Reporting Program and other public safety-related information. CA/NCF