STATES ASSISTING COUNTIES: USING STATE DATA AND ANALYTIC CAPACITY TO SUPPORT LOCAL PLANNING
This presentation provides an overview of an effort between the Illinois Criminal Justice Information Authority (Illinois’ SAC & State Administering Agency-SAA) and Loyola University Chicago to harness local criminal justice agency data collected by, or reported to, state-level agencies, and provide that data/information back to local criminal justice practitioners and policy makers in five pilot counties. The presentation will illustrate the value of having SACs involved in local Criminal Justice Coordinating Councils (CJCCs), and how both the state and local governments can benefit from the relationship in terms of policy development and evaluation, data quality, and needs assessment.
Presenter: David Olson, Ph.D. Professor and Graduate Program Director, Criminal Justice and Criminology Department, Loyola University Chicago
Moderator: Erin Farley, Ph.D. Research Associate, Justice Research and Statistics Association