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About the Division

The Research and Planning Division serves as the research team for the State Administering Agency, utilizing strategic planning to analyze crime trends, evaluating the priorities of all segments of the criminal justice system, setting out a plan for reducing crime and victimization, and guiding the use of grant funds. The team also serves as the Indiana Statistical Analysis Center, conducting objective analyses informing policy and practice at the state and local levels.

To ensure the agency’s procurement of federal and state funding, then monitor its application, while conducting research on a variety of topics related to criminal and juvenile justice and public safety to improve and enhance Indiana’s justice policies, planning, and programs.

To supply internal and external stakeholders with well-coordinated, well-informed, and quality research, planning, and associated technical assistance to further the development of Indiana’s criminal and juvenile justice systems, traffic safety, and victim services.

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