Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2013, $61,446)
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 this award, the Colorado Statistical Analysis (SAC) Center plans to continue the collection of data for the Arrest-Related Deaths program and provide the information to BJS annually. SAC staff also intends to continue work with the Commission on measuring sentencing reform and identifying performance measures for sentencing recommendations. Funding will also be used to oversee the analysis of a substance abuse bill and its impact on the state's finances, maintain the SAC website, provide support to the Commission website, and produce the SAC's criminal justice newsletter, Elements of Change. Out-of-state travel expenses are being requested for the SAC Director to attend a 2014 conference where JRSA will facilitate a track for the SACs. CA/NCF