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Colorado 2011 SAC Grant

Award Information

Award #
2011-BJ-CX-K043
Location
Congressional District
Status
Closed
Funding First Awarded
2011
Total funding (to date)
$40,395

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2011, $40,395)

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 Colorado Statistical Analysis (SAC) Center plans to continue the collection of data for the Deaths in Custody study and provide the information to BJS on an annual basis. SAC staff also intends to continue work with the Commission on measuring sentencing reform, as well as perform a cost-benefit analysis of the reduction of penalties for certain substance abuse crimes. Out-of-state travel expenses are being requested for the SAC Director to attend the spring 2012 Meeting of State Criminal Justice Agencies in Washington, DC. Awarded funds will also be used to produce the SAC's criminal justice newsletter, Elements of Change. CA/NCF

Date Created: July 29, 2011