Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2012, $48,568)
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 the State Justice Statistics Program, the Indiana Criminal Justice Institute (ICJI) proposes to develop a J-EQUIP (Justice Data Evaluation, Quality, and Use Improvement Pilot) one-year pilot project to provide technical assistance to local areas to help increase juvenile justice data collection and reporting capabilities, as well as to begin developing a juvenile justice data repository. The project's primary focus is to support efforts to improve the use of juvenile court data that facilitates and informs statewide juvenile justice reform in Indiana. CA/NCF