Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2013, $83,079)
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 New York Statistical Analysis Center (SAC), located within the Department of Criminal Justice Services Office of Justice Research and Performance, will use SJS funds to complete a variety of tasks to monitor hundreds of state agency performance metrics and conduct analyses on criminal justice case processing and offender-based research utilizing state criminal history records. SJS-funded graduate assistants will complete the following reports and deliverables: a comprehensive Public Safety Performance Management Report that includes historical and year-to-date trends on crime, arrest, and criminal justice populations and data on broad indicators, such as crime rate, homicide, traffic fatalities, emergencies, and recidivism; over 30 program-specific monthly performance reports; monthly DNA operational reports, including DNA Submissions and Collections by Agency, DNA Missed Cases by Agency, and DNA Error Rates; various reports that describe felony drug criminal processing and drug court activity; a report assessing program outcomes of the Alternative to Incarceration (ATI) program; the 2013 statutory Hate Crime Report; quarterly reports on the activities of County Re-entry Task Forces (CRTF); a profile report on CRTF participants and a one year follow-up recidivism report; and the administration of a database that includes case-level information on offenders referred to CRTFs.