Alaska Justice Statistical Analysis Center (AJSAC)
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The AJSAC has released Fact Sheet 13-10, "Juvenile Justice Referrals in Alaska, 2003-2013" which presents juvenile justice statistics from the Alaska Department of Health and Social Services (DHSS), Division of Juvenile Justice (DJJ) for state fiscal years FY 2003 to FY 2013. The data presented includes the number of unique juveniles referred to DJJ, the total number or referrals made to DJJ by law enforcement, the total number of charges by class and offense type, and demographic data including age, sex, and race of juveniles in the system. This report focuses on the Probation component of DJJ (which also processes intake) for the period FY03-FY13. Data is drawn from the DJJ Data Trends website. The Fact Sheet is by Khristy Parker, research professional, and Dr. Brad A. Myrstol, director, of the Alaska Justice Statistical Analysis Center (AJSAC).
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Since 1986, the Alaska Justice Statistical Analysis Center (AJSAC) has been housed within the University of Alaska Anchorage Justice Center. The AJSAC assists Alaska criminal justice agencies, as well as state and local governments and officials, with the development, implementation, and evaluation of criminal justice programs and policies through the collection, analysis, and reporting of crime and justice statistics.
There are currently 53 Statistical Analysis Centers (SACs) located in the United States and its Territories. The AJSAC is a member of the Justice Research and Statistics Association (JRSA), a national nonprofit organization comprised of SAC directors, researchers, and practitioners dedicated to policy-oriented research and analysis.