Criminal Justice System Responses to Black Victimization in Vermont
Undertakes a comprehensive review of case processing for crimes against people of color in Vermont using state NIBRS data, criminal histories, and court data including arrests, prosecutions, and sentencing.
Equal Access to Alternative Programs
With racial disparities evident in the incarcerated population, this project will seek to uncover if the alternative programs are contributing to racial and ethnic disparities.
Probation & Parole
Develops a holistic view of these populations and their trajectory through the system including demographics, length of time on probation and parole, conditions of probation and parole, and violations.
Vermont's Leader in Criminal Justice Research
Crime Research Group is a non-profit research center that provides statistical analysis services for the State of Vermont. As an independent research organization, we consider of utmost importance CRG's integrity, neutrality, and objectivity in our research as we collect, analyze, and disseminate criminal justice data, and conduct policy-relevant research and evaluations.
What is Crime Research Group?
Crime Research Group (CRG) is a Vermont non-profit organization formed in 2014 with staff from the Vermont Center for Justice Research (the former Vermont SAC designee). We respond to data requests from both governmental and non-governmental entities, organizations, and individuals using cleaned and coded court data.
We perform our work primarily through a contract with the Department of Public Safety for Statistical Analysis Center (SAC) services. Through data sharing agreements we have unparalleled access to court and criminal history data.
What is a Statistical Analysis Center?
A Statistical Analysis Center (SAC) is a state-level organization created 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.
SACs use information from all diverse areas of the criminal justice system to conduct objective analyses to inform policy and practice at the state and local levels.
When was the SAC Established in Vermont?
The SAC was established in Vermont in 1987 at the Vermont Center for Justice Research (VCJR) and moved to the Department of Public Safety in 2014 because of its role as the State Administering Agency (SAA). SAAs are entities within state and territorial governments that are responsible for comprehensive criminal justice planning and policy development.
What's our Relationship with the DPS?
The Department of Public Safety (DPS) contracts with the Crime Research Group, Inc. (CRG) to conduct activities associated with standard SAC services. Under the contract with the Department of Public Safety, CRG performs the following SAC services:
- Administration & Coordination
- Data Collection, Analysis & Research
- Contract & Grant Writing
- Training & Technical Assistance
Comprehensive statistical analysis reports based on rigorous, neutral research and data collected from criminal justice sources.