Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2012, $57,164)
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 Ohio Statistical Analysis Center (SAC) located in the Ohio Office of Criminal Justice Services (OCJS) will carry out the following activities: 1) provide information to BJS on arrest-related deaths pursuant to the Death in Custody Report Act of 2000 (P.L. 106-297); 2) continue to make enhancements to the OCJS website to provide the public with the latest research, evaluation, and statistics; 3) continue to generate reports using Ohio's incident-based reporting system; 4) provide technical assistance and training related to the development and evaluation of criminal justice programs and improve identification of evidence based practices by local agencies and help improve performance measures; 5) continue to serve as an information clearinghouse handling information requests for OCJS; and 6) collect and analyze data on prescription drug investigations and arrests from drug tasks forces throughout the state and present the findings to the Ohio Task Force Commander's Association. CA/NCF