Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2011, $51,159)
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 Alaska Statistical Analysis Center (DAC) proposes to expand Alaska's Justice Information Exchange Model (JIEM) site to compliment the National Information Exchange Model (NIEM) which will allow for the sharing of criminal history information locally and nationally. The project will make datasets XML schemas, meta-data, and IEPD's available to criminal justice agencies through the SAC website. Authorized agencies and personnel will be invited to share in the use of the process and information resulting from the project. Funds are also requested to assist the SAC in its efforts to collect and report arrest-related death information to BJS on an annual basis.