Bureau of Justice Information and Analysis
Constance Kostelac, PhD
The Bureau of Justice Information and Analysis (BJIA) was recently formed within the Department of Justice, Division of Law Enforcement Services, to support policy and data-driven decision making through criminal justice research, analysis and program evaluation. The BJIA focuses on program evaluation for grant funded programs, managing and enhancing the Wisconsin Uniform Crime Reporting (UCR) program, expanding the availability data, and building the capacity to conduct research on a wide variety of current and emerging criminal justice issues. The BJIA also serves as the Statistical Analysis Center (SAC) for the State of Wisconsin and contributes directly to the ability of the Department of Justice to provide research results that aid in decision making for criminal justice programs and policies. The BJIA provides additional program information, including data publications and UCR forms and manuals on the Department’s Law Enforcement website Wilenet.org.
Vision: A criminal justice system guided by quality research and analysis
Mission: To inform criminal justice policy and practice by conducting objective research, analysis, and evaluation and disseminating relevant information that is useful and understandable.
- Conducting impartial and objective research and analysis
- Collaborating with internal and external partners
- Embracing innovation and continual learning and improvement
- Actively working to collect and disseminate accurate, timely, reliable, and relevant data and information
- Providing excellent customer service
- Facilitating the understanding and application of data