Montana Board of Crime Control


Strategies to share or improve the flow of data through the criminal justice system are complicated. The grants below are dedicated to improving the criminal justice system through efficient data sharing among the many criminal justice partners and management. Take a look at some of the most recent projects and improvements.

Statistical Analysis Center Grant

Since 1972, the Bureau of Justice Statistics (BJS) and its predecessor agency, the National Criminal Justice Information and Statistics Service, have provided support to state and territorial governments to establish and operate SACs to collect, analyze, and report statistics on crime and justice to federal, state, and local levels of government and to share state-level information nationally. The information produced by SACs and their involvement in criminal justice projects are critical to federal, state, and local criminal justice agencies and community organizations as they develop programs and policies related to crime, illegal drugs, victim services, and the administration of justice. MBCC is currently partnering with the University of Montana Criminology Research Group (CRG) on the following projects:

Montana Statewide Crime Victimization Survey

Statewide Jail Survey and Detention Data Information System Improvement Projects

Pilot Projects for Three Locations to Map Local Jail Management Systems to the Offender Management Information System

Multi-Jurisdictional Drug Task Force Analysis

National Criminal History Improvement Program

The National Criminal History Improvement Program (NCHIP), funded through the Bureau of Justice Statistics, provides direct awards and technical assistance to states and localities to improve the quality, timeliness, and immediate accessibility of criminal history records and related information. Complete records require that data from all components of the criminal justice system, including law enforcement, prosecutors, courts, and corrections be integrated and linked. NCHIP assists states to establish the integrated infrastructure that meets the needs of all components.

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