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Resources by Topic: Criminal justice system

Missing or Murdered Indigenous Persons
Provides information and resources on missing and murdered American Indians and Alaska Natives. Includes listening sessions, data and research, and information on Savanna's Act.
Type: Website
Sponsoring organizations: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, U.S. Department of Justice, U.S. Department of the Interior
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Rural Responses to the Opioid Epidemic
Provides resources and information related to a U.S. Department of Justice initiative to work with target communities through data sharing, educational programming, and therapy services to respond to opioid use disorder at the community level, focusing on individuals who become involved with the criminal justice system or law enforcement. Website includes a map of target sites with information on partners and responses, and offers published reports and resources.
Type: Website
Sponsoring organizations: Comprehensive Opioid, Stimulant, and Substance Use Program, U.S. Department of Justice
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The Opportunity Atlas
Interactive mapping tool that provides estimates for children's future earnings, incarceration rates, and other outcomes in adulthood by parental income, race, and gender by census tract. For some low population census tracts, there may be insufficient data to allow for all features.
Type: Map/Mapping System
Sponsoring organizations: Brown University, Harvard University, U.S. Census Bureau
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Crime in the United States by Community Type, 2015
Provides rates for different types of violent crimes for metropolitan and non-metro areas. Includes data on murder, rape, robbery, and aggravated assault.
Type: Website
Sponsoring organization: U.S. Department of Justice
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Rural Victim Assistance: A Victim/Witness Guide for Rural Prosecutors
Summary of a survey by the American Prosecutors Research Institute (APRI) which focused on the challenges faced by prosecutors, victim advocates, and policymakers in rural communities. Includes examples of practices that have overcome these challenges and additional resources for community members as well as those working with limited staff.
Type: Document
Sponsoring organizations: American Prosecutors Research Institute (APRI), U.S. Department of Justice
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ICPSR: Find Data
A searchable collection of data, research studies, and publications on topics related to social and behavioral sciences. Most data sources included are public-use files with no access restrictions. Includes data from rural studies, as well as data sources that include rural-focused variables.
Type: Database
Sponsoring organization: ICPSR
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