Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2011, $54,226)
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 Mississippi Statistical Analysis Center (MS-SAC) proposes to conduct projects under the following themes: 1) Deaths in police custody reporting, and 2) Increased access to data. The MS-SAC will continue the statewide collection of data regarding deaths in custody. Agencies will use the CJ-11 forms to report arrest-related death information, and forward completed forms to the MS-SAC for yearly submission to BJS. Funds will also be used to enhance the MS-SAC's website with information from current state data collections and criminal justice studies, as well as links to other criminal justice websites. CA/NCF