Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2012, $64,600)
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 New Mexico Statistical Analysis Center (NMSAC) is requesting funds to continue the collection of data for the Arrest-Related Deaths program and provide the information to BJS annually. The NMSAC also plans to pilot New Mexico's first statewide victimization survey and seek support from potential partners for future funding. The implementation of a statewide victimization survey will lead to the release of important information for state-level policymaking and planning related to criminal justice and victim services. In addition, the SAC is requesting funds to identify projects to be developed for publication and presentation, specifically those related to domestic violence protection orders and reentry. This information had not been previously disseminated due to limited time and money. CA/NCF