Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2003, $1,490,250)
This is an Earmark continuation:
The original earmark provides for the Georgia State University and the University of Missouri-St. Louis to work with selected public research institutions in the Great Cities' University (GCU) coalition to develop improved standards and methods for collection, analysis and dissemination of criminal justice data across jurisdictions in the United States. The applicant will develop a data collection model for this purpose and will address organizational and operational aspects of agency-based crime-data technology.
The goal for the first Earmark is the development of improved statistical indicators for crime, based on an improved data infrastructure. A secondary goal is to develop an accountable record management system that will enhance the capacity of local law enforcement agencies to implement and evaluate interventions; conduct long-term planning; respond more effectively to information request from citizens, official, and researchers; improve allocation of personnel; and make better use of budget resources.
This continuation earmark is proposing to implement the model mentioned above on a limited national basis within the Great Cities' Universities coalition. Sites being considered during phase II of this earmark include: Boston, Ma.; Cleveland, Oh.; Kansas City, Mi.; and Portland, Oregon.