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National Juvenile Justice Data Analysis Program

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Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2018, $800,000)

This award to the National Center for Juvenile Justice (NCJJ) will advance the National Juvenile Justice Data Analysis Program's capacity to provide information to the juvenile justice field—turning complex statistical and research data into information the busy justice professional can easily find and put to immediate use. The project team includes several partner organizations to NCJJ: the National Juvenile Defender Center (NJDC), the National Juvenile Justice Prosecution Center(NJJPC), the W. Haywood Burns Institute (BI) and the Vera Institute of Justice (Vera). Their positions as OJJDP Smart on Juvenile Justice or key subject area training and technical assistance (TTA) providers give them unique perspectives on the field’s statistical information needs. The program’s overall goal is to provide OJJDP with statistical data and analyses to inform the juvenile justice field on a wide range of issues. The National Juvenile Justice Data Analysis Program is OJJDP’s means of providing statistical information to the juvenile justice community and to the public. This goal implies two sub-goals: 1) develop current information that supports a wide range of information need, and 2) disseminate information in a range of formats and technical skill levels. CA/NCF

This project contains a research and/or development component, as defined in applicable law. The National Juvenile Justice Data Analysis Program furthers the Department's mission by establishing a central, primary source of statistical data and analyses that informs the juvenile justice field and the public concerning critical issues. This program is designed to create a strong data infrastructure that supports a wide range of needs and disseminates information in a variety of formats. The proposed project will address OJJDP’s information needs, taking advantage of existing databases to produce empirical information on a range of topics and disseminating this information to diverse audiences in a variety of formats. To this end, the National Center for Juvenile Justice will:

1. Maintain the Statistical Briefing Book—update/expand the Statistical Briefing Book (SBB) and its Easy Access family of data analysis tools, and develop new FAQs and data analysis tools in consultation with OJJDP;
2. Develop recommendations to re-envision OJJDP’s web presence regarding statistical information;
3. Develop recommendations of data sets for use in static and interactive data visualizations;
4. Prepare publications, including OJJDP bulletins and web-based data briefs;
5. Develop recommendations to increase the accessibility and utility of OJJDP’s statistical information;
6. Promote the project through conference presentations and the development of web-based resources;
7. Identify and develop display options and products to more prominently feature OJJDP’s most commonly requested and accessed statistical information;
8. Respond to OJJDP and non-OJJDP information requests;
9. Consult with OJJDP on data collection, management, and use; and
10. Support targeted activities for disseminating OJJDP recommendations for state and local juvenile justice data improvements.


Date Created: September 13, 2016