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Justice Research and Statistics Association
The Justice Research and Statistics Association is a national nonprofit organization of state Statistical Analysis Center (SAC) directors, researchers, and practitioners throughout government, academia, and criminal justice organizations dedicated to policy-orientated research and analysis. Created in 1974, JRSA serves to promote the exchange of information among the SACs, enabling them to work towards common goals, and as a liaison between the state agencies and the Justice Department. The JRSA conducts multistate research on statewide and system-wide problems such as domestic violence data collection and convenience store crime, and practices such as community policing. In addition, the JRSA convenes conferences and seminars so criminal justice professionals can share information and hear about new research, programs, and technologies. JRSA's Training and Technical Assistance Center provides training and technical assistance on a wide range of topics including automated systems planning and management, crime analysis, evaluation and research methods, crime and prison population forecasting, and improving presentations through computer graphics.