The Washington Statistical Analysis Center (SAC) conducts and publishes objective, policy-relevant research and analysis on justice issues, provides technical assistance, and maintains a clearinghouse of state justice-related data.
Our mission is to provide assistance in the successful coordination, implementation, and monitoring of public policy.
Former Governor Booth Gardner authorized the Washington State Statistical Analysis Center in 1989 with Executive Order 89-03. We are a center within the Washington State Office of Financial Management, and are part of a network of similar centers supported by:
Justice Research and Statistics Association (JRSA)
JRSA is a national nonprofit organization of statistical analysis center directors, researchers, and others from 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.
Bureau of Justice Statistics
Each year, the Bureau of Justice Statistics provides grant opportunities for statistical analysis centers through the State Justice Statistics Program. Washington has received numerous grants under the program.