(Washington, D.C.) – The District of Columbia Criminal Justice Coordinating Council (CJCC) Statistical Analysis Center (SAC) was honored to receive the Douglas Yearwood National Publication Award, presented by the Justice Research and Statistics Association (JRSA). The award was presented to the SAC for its work on A Study of the Root Causes of Juvenile Justice System Involvement, published in November 2020. Dr, Katilyn Sill, who served as a statistician with the CJCC, authored the study.
On December 2, 2021, Kristy Love, who serves as the Deputy Director of the CJCC presented an overview of the Root Causes study to members of the JRSA.
The Justice Research and Statistics Association (JRSA) is a federal grants-supported entity designed to promote the exchange of information among Statistical Analysis Centers across the country and enable them to work together to achieve common goals, and to serve as a liaison between the state agencies and Justice Department.
The Douglas Yearwood National Publication Award recognizes outstanding efforts by Statistical Analysis Centers to apply empirical analysis to criminal justice policy making within states and localities. The award is given in two categories: Statistical/Management and Research/Policy Analysis. Two awards are given within each of those categories based on the size of the staff, one for small SACs, with fewer than five full-time staff, and one for large SACs. CJCC’s SAC falls within the category of a SAC with more than five full-time staff.