Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2012, $76,978)
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 Illinois Statistical Analysis Center (SAC) will use funds to build on the work funded under the 2011 SJS project to use the new web-based analysis tool to provide users detailed information on Illinois-specific recidivism rates for different cohorts of individuals involved in the criminal justice system. The Adult Criminal Justice Cohort Recidivism Tool will include the ability to view recidivism rates of specific cohorts of prisoners and probationers from 2001 through 2011. The SAC will also continue to compile reports from local police agencies on deaths occurring in the process or pursuit of arrest pursuant to the Death in Custody Reporting Act of 2000 (P.L. 106-297) and submit data quarterly to the Bureau of Justice Statistics. CA/NCF