The Washington State Statistical Analysis Center (SAC) is part of a network of similar centers supported by the Justice Research and Statistics Association (JRSA). JRSA is a national nonprofit organization of SAC directors, and other researchers and practitioners throughout government, academia, and criminal justice organizations. JRSA conducts and publishes policy-relevant research on justice issues, provides training and technical assistance, and maintains a clearinghouse of state criminal justice activities.
Each year the Bureau of Justice Statistics provides grant opportunities for SACs through the State Justice Statistics Program. Washington has received numerous grants under the program.
The Washington State SAC was established in May 1989 by Governor Booth Gardner’s Executive Order 89-03.
It is the mission of the Washington Statistical Analysis Center to provide assistance in the successful coordination, implementation, and monitoring of public policy.
Enhance applications to process and analyze information in a timely, valid, and reliable form.
Coordinate systems and procedures to collect and disseminate data that are accurate and complete.
Continued participation in the forecasts of adult inmates, adults under community supervision, and juvenile offenders.
Continued improvement of clearinghouse functions, responding to queries on criminal justice issues from all levels of citizenry, local, state, and federal governments.
Ongoing maintenance and improvement of the SAC website and online applications.
Office of Financial Management
P.O. Box 43124
Olympia, WA 98504-3124