Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2013, $60,000)
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.
Under this award, the Tennessee Statistical Analysis Center (SAC) plans to continue making enhancements to the SAC website with the expansion of incident-based data to the Tennessee Crime On-line section. These enhancements include updating to a SQL server, implementing a data cube of incident crime data, creating new TIBRS (Tennessee Incident Based Reporting System) codes and fields, adding crime mapping tools for public and law enforcement use, and validating geo-code data for use in crime mapping. Funding is also being requested for travel to attend a 2014 conference where JRSA will facilitate a track for the SACs.