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Four Agencies Selected to Participate in the Resident Corrections Analyst Initiative

The Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA)  and The Council of State Governments (CSG) Justice Center have announced the selection of four corrections agencies to receive an embedded data analyst through the BJA-supported Resident Corrections Analyst (RCA) initiative. The purpose of RCA is to place data analysts in residence at state departments of corrections (DOCs) to help those agencies develop their data capacity and increase the utility of data for decision-making, while also building the corrections analyst workforce.

The four agencies selected to receive an embedded corrections data analyst are the:

  • California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation
  • Louisiana Department of Public Safety and Corrections
  • West Virginia Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation
  • Wyoming Department of Corrections

The resident corrections analysts will focus on improving each agency’s data analysis capabilities through modernizing data management and reporting and expanding the existing data pipelines to deliver reporting metrics faster. 

The RCA initiative is part of a suite of programs formed by BJA in response to an overarching goal to help DOCs fill gaps in their analytic capacities and build a talented national workforce of corrections analysts.

Learn more about RCA, the sites selected, and additional opportunities available through BJA and the CSG Justice Center. 

Date Published: January 4, 2024