Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2011, $74,882)
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 state of Wyoming's Statistical Analysis Center, housed in the University of Wyoming, will conduct a study that will compare both the costs and effectiveness of Wyoming's Court Supervised Treatment programs along with traditional sentencing outcomes for adults convicted of a drug and/or property felony. Data on costs and economic benefits will be generated from agency budget documents, payroll reports, and a variety of other sources, both local and national. The comparative effectiveness of offenders in the two sentencing tracks will be measured through recidivism analysis, which will be assessed using criminal history records maintained by the Wyoming Division of Criminal Investigation. CA/NCF