Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2012, $48,082)
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 Tennessee Statistical Analysis Center (SAC) plans to continue the enhancements to the SAC website with the expansion of incident-based data to the Tennessee Crime On-line section. Enhancements include allowing users the capability to see table-level microdata; creating reports to easily identify trends and provide quick presentation tools for criminal justice purposes; and, modifying crime summary reports to select agencies by type. Funds will also be used to implement off-site backup storage for all SAC databases as a way to protect the data during disaster recovery efforts. CA/NCF