The U.S. Department of Justice, Office of Justice Programs, Bureau of Justice Statistics (BJS) is pleased to announce that it is seeking applications from State and territorial Statistical Analysis Centers to receive funding under the 2007 State Justice Statistics (SJS) Program. BJS is specifically authorized by statute (42 U.S.C. 3732) to provide assistance in the development of State and local government justice information systems, and directed to give primary emphasis to the problems of State and local justice systems (42 U.S.C. 3731). The State Statistical Analysis Centers (SACs), each established by State legislation or executive order, are one important mechanism by which BJS fulfills its mandate under this statute.