Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2013, $56,192)
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 Statistical Analysis Center (SAC), located within the Wisconsin Department of Justice will use funds to develop a series of annual fact sheets, or topic papers, that will be used to bring awareness to trending areas of interest in the states' criminal justice system. These fact sheets will draw data from multiple sources of justice data in Wisconsin to best illustrate the topic being profiled. Sources of data will include Wisconsin Incident-Based Reporting, Wisconsin Summary-Based Reporting, Wisconsin Court System, and the Wisconsin Juvenile Secure Detention Registry. (CA/NCF)