U.S. Senator Richard Shelby (R-Ala.), ranking member of the Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on Commerce, Justice and Science, today announced that the Department of Justice will award $49,426 to the 2008 State Justice Statistics Program (SJS).
“Having immediate access to criminal justice data is incredibly useful to our law enforcement officials,” said Shelby. “This grant will allow our law enforcement increased access to data on crimes and arrests that are reported throughout Alabama. Officials will be able to use the data collected by the SJS Program to keep criminals behind bars, which will help keep our communities safe.”
The State Justice Statistics Program is designed to maintain and enhance Alabama’s capacity to address criminal justice issues through collection and analysis of data. The SJS Program provides support to each state to coordinate and conduct statistical activities within the state, conduct research to estimate impacts of legislative and policy chances and serve as a liaison in assisting the Bureau of Justice Statistics to gather data from agencies within their state.