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Using Data for Planning Purposes: DMC Statistical Assistance

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Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2005, $124,967)

This award will fund a project to assist states in using data for their juvenile justice planning activities. Each state must submit its 3-year Comprehensive Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention Plan to OJJDP in 2006. Through this grant, OJJDP will provide funds to the National Center for Juvenile Justice (within the National Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges) to assist states in identifying and incorporating available local and state-level data into their juvenile justice planning efforts. Specifically, NCJJ will (1) participate as speakers in national educational/training workshops sponsored by OJJDP to demonstrate to state juvenile justice specialists how they can incorporate more relevant data into their 3-year plans; (2) provide further education regarding the logic behind, production of, and interpretation of the recently developed tool to aid in the assessment/diagnosis of disproportionate minority contact (DMC) Relative Rate Index Matrix; and (3) consult individually with state teams to address the unique set of state-specific problems associated with identifying, collecting, processing and interpreting the data required by their 3-year plans, including the DMC Relative Rate Index Matrix. NCJJ will also work with OJJDP to prepare sections of OJJDP technical reports and resource materials that will assist states and localities in achieving their goal of increasing the use of empirical information in the 3-year plans. NCA/NCF

Date Created: September 22, 2005