Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2012, $48,193)
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 Hawaii Statistical Analysis Center plans to work with the University of Hawaii, Department of Urban and Regional Planning to conduct a study that will provide geographic and statistical data about Hawaii's offender population using geographic information systems (GIS) technology, as well as identify ongoing uses of GIS for administrative purposes. Findings will be published in a report containing generated maps, complementary tables, and an accompanying narrative. A discussion of potential applications for ongoing administrative purposes and future research opportunities will also be included. The final product will be provided in an electronic format to the members of Hawaii's Interagency Council on Intermediate Sanctions in an effort to reduce criminal recidivism. CA/NCF