Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2012, $64,413)
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 Vermont Statistical Analysis Center (SAC) is located in the Division of Justice and Community Services (DJCS), the state criminal justice planning agency. The SAC will use SJS funds to complete activities to complete three projects: 1) a comprehensive study to examine issues surrounding the effect of race on sentencing practices in Vermont; 2) the development of a strategy and trainings to enhance collaborative criminal justice evaluation research and create statewide capacity to conduct cost-effective criminal justice research; and 3) a national literature review of evidence-based programs that have demonstrated success in reducing recidivism for DUI offenders. CA/NCF