Director, NCJA Data Center
Mike Fargen is the Manager for the NCJA Data Center. In this position, Mike gathers data and promotes data-driven and evidence-based policies and practices for inclusion in outreach and training. Mike analyzes, catalogues, summarizes data, and creates visualizations of interrelated data sets to communicate findings in a clear and effective manner. In addition, Mike compiles secondary research findings on trends, performance report metrics, evidence-based practices, policies to inform project work for the OVC VOCA Center and NCJA Center for Justice Planning. This work involves assisting in planning, developing, and assessing criminal justice initiatives, and conducting analyses for the SAAs and other governmental entities. Mike oversees the NCJA Data Center portal that promotes real-time automation and accessibility of data for the association, SAAs and federal partners.
Prior to joining NCJA, Mike was the Statistical Analysis Center Director, and Criminal Justice Information System (CJIS) Project Manager at the Nebraska Commission on Law Enforcement and Criminal Justice where he oversaw both transactional data and applied data integration projects, along with the Uniform Crime Reporting program. Mike chaired the CJIS Advisory Committee and managed the creation of the Nebraska victim case management system for VOCA subgrantees, and the Nebraska Victims of Crime Alert Portal used for victim notification.