Monday, April 16, 2012

Dr. Rosay invited to present to Criminal Justice Working Group

Dr. André Rosay, Justice Center Director, has been invited to present to the Criminal Justice Working Group  on Wednesday, April 18, on the need for an Alaska Justice Information Center.

This Center would compile, analyze, and report justice data for policy makers and practitioners.  Its goals would be to improve public safety, increase justice system accountability, and help policy makers reduce recidivism.  The Center would prepare periodic reports on crime rates, recidivism, and other measures identified by state agencies.  It would serve as a facilitator for organizations doing in-depth justice research and would respond to policy questions from legislators, courts, and agency administrators.

The Criminal Justice Working Group was established in 2007 by then-Chief Justice Dana Fabe of the Alaska Supreme Court, and is made up of representatives from Alaska's executive branch justice agencies, the courts,  and other justice system agencies and organizations in Alaska.

It is coordinated and staffed by the Alaska Judicial Council through funding by the Alaska State Legislature. The Criminal Justice Working Group has focused on two main aspects of the criminal justice system: crime prevention and reduction of recidivism, and efficiencies in the system.