Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2013, $74,333)
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 Minnesota Statistical Analysis Center (MNSAC) will carry out the following activities all under the theme of juvenile justice: 1) analyze and report on data compiled from the Minnesota Student Survey to examine youth in correctional facilities compared to matched sample of mainstream youth and also analyze the experiences all youth have with victimization and trauma; 2) conduct an in-depth study of school resource officers working in schools across the state and analyze submissions of disciplinary incidents reported to the Disciplinary Incident Reporting System (DIRS) housed at the Minnesota Department of Education; and 3) conduct a comprehensive revision of the statutorily mandated biennial survey on human trafficking in Minnesota and collect, analyze and report on the data. (ca/ncf)