Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2013, $50,000)
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 Rhode Island SAC will use funds to continue its efforts to complete tasks associated with the following projects: 1) collect and analyze data on the nature and characteristics of juveniles detained in the state to monitor compliance of the core protections under the Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention Act and inform policy in this area; 2) identify data on arrest-related deaths, compile information from valid sources regarding the circumstances related to each death, and submit the data to BJS; and 3) update and enhance the SAC website to include additional data resources, reports, and graphical representations. CA/NCF