Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2012, $70,509)
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 Wyoming Statistical Analysis Center, housed in the University of Wyoming, proposes the following activities: 1) to conduct an evaluation of the Wyoming Transition from Prison to Community Initiative Statewide Reentry Task Force (SRTF) to identify key goals to establishing successful prisoner reentry programs and existing methods for attaining those goals; 2) to collect arrest-related deaths occurring in Wyoming and submit them to BJS; and, 3) to pilot a study exploring the area of human trafficking in Wyoming. Project findings will be used to create a comprehensive state-wide study on human trafficking in the near future. Funds will also be used for in-state travel expenses for interviews and collecting data, as well as travel to the BJS/JRSA Conference in Louisville, KY. CA/NCF