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  NCJ Number: NCJ 161134     Find in a Library
  Title: State-Level Statistical Analysis Centers and Information Network Program: Program Application Guidelines Fiscal Year 1996
  Document URL: Text PDF 
  Agency Summary: Agency Summary 
  Corporate Author: Bureau of Justice Statistics (BJS)
US Dept of Justice
Office of Justice Programs
United States of America
  Date Published: 1996
  Page Count: 24
  Annotation: The Bureau of Justice Statistics (BJS) is specifically authorized by statute to assist in the development of State and local justice information systems and is directed to primarily emphasize the problems of State and local justice systems.
  Abstract: The BJS works in cooperation with States through a network of statistical analysis centers (SAC's). These centers were established with support from BJS and its predecessor agency, the National Criminal Justice Information and Statistics Service. Currently, SAC's are operational in 47 States, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, and the Northern Mariana Islands. SAC goals are to enhance the ability of States to collect, analyze, and interpret data on justice issues; to maximize the use of State statistical organizations and State-level data by the BJS; to support the collection and sharing of vital justice system data among States and between States and the Federal Government; and to serve the information needs of States and the Federal Government. The SAC program is designed to supplement State funding of SAC's, and all awards are made as cooperative agreements. In order to receive funding, SAC's must be authorized by State legislation or executive order. Criteria used by the BJS in funding decisions are outlined, and application and administrative requirements are described. Federal assistance application forms are included.
  Main Term(s): Grants or contracts ; Bureau of Justice Statistics (BJS)
  Index Term(s): Criminal justice information systems ; Criminology ; Data analysis ; Data collection ; Funding sources ; Federal programs ; Statistical Analysis Centers
  Sale Source: National Institute of Justice/NCJRS
Box 6000
Rockville, MD 20849
United States of America
  Type: Program/Project Evaluation
  Country: United States of America
  Language: English
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