Current ISAC Publications

The following are clickable links to the most current publications produced by ISAC. The files are in PDF format.


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Idaho Sexual Violence Surveillance System: Initial Development and Data Analysis  October 2020.  In 2019, the Idaho Statistical Analysis Center (ISAC) partnered with the Sexual Violence Prevention (SVP) Program at the Idaho Department of Health and Welfare (IDHW) to build a surveillance system and public-facing, interactive data dashboard that would monitor indicators of sexual violence in Idaho. The system is designed to be a resource for all who have an interest in tracking indicators of sexual violence, including SVP and its subgrantees. Starting with a list of indicators selected by the SVP’s Evaluation Advisory Committee (EAC), ISAC selected 43 indicators to include in the system. ISAC also performed statistical tests on 14 indicators. This report summarizes the process of indicator selection, as well as the results of the statistical analyses. Explore the Idaho Sexual Violence Data Surveillance System Dashboard.
Idaho Criminal Justice Needs Assessment October 2019. A 2020 Douglas Yearwood National Publication Award Winner. This  report presents results from a survey of criminal justice practitioners and community leaders to evaluate the state of the justice system in Idaho and to identify areas in need of additional resources. Topics include current data and crime trends in Idaho and needs reported by professionals in law enforcement, adult court system, corrections, juvenile justice, victim services, government leaders, and community leaders. Major needs reported include mental health services, drug treatment services, re-entry support, rural area services and funding, domestic violence prevention and interventions, and workforce training and increased salaries.
Forensic Interviews in Idaho: Current Challenges and Opportunities for Coordinated Service Delivery October 2019. Results from a collaborative project between the Idaho Council on Domestic Violence & Victim Assistance, the Idaho Industrial Commission – Crime Victim Compensation Program, the Idaho Network of Child Advocacy Centers, and the Idaho Statistical Analysis Center that was funded by the Center for Victim Research (CVR). Also view the Idaho Crime Victims Services Dashboard – An Overview of State and Non-Profit Assistance Programs. Explore victimization rates, grant awards for victim service agencies and the number of victims served, child advocacy center location and the children served, Crime Victims Compensation data and Forensic Exams/Interviews for minors.
Criminal Justice in Idaho: Performance Measures Fact Sheet Updated December 2019. Analyses of data from multiple aspects of the criminal justice system to identify gaps and provide a more complete understanding of the criminal justice system in Idaho. This project also entailed building a comprehensive data dashboard on the Idaho Criminal Justice Commission’s website (www.idjc.idaho.gov).
Characteristics and Outcomes of Justice-Involved Youth in Idaho September 2018. This project sought to discover to what extent youth under the supervision of the Idaho Department of Juvenile Corrections (IDJC) struggle with mental health and/or substance abuse concerns and how these youth perform on a few key outcome measures after leaving custody. Data were collected from multiple state agencies on 843 youth who entered IDJC custody between 2012 and 2016.
Sexual Violence In Idaho: 2009-2015. Released August 2017. Using police reported incident based records and criminal court records, violent sex crimes in Idaho are examined. Violent sex crimes and other violent crimes are compared based on victim, offender and arrestee demographics, victim-offender relationship, arrest and conviction rates, and charge dispositions.
School-Based Law Enforcement in Idaho. Released November 2016. An analysis of the law enforcement officers in schools: prevalence of officers in Idaho schools, roles and duties, training, funding, and their perceived effectiveness. In addition, the amount of crime as reported to law enforcement agencies using incident based records and school disciplinary data, the school-to- prison pipeline is analyzed.
Drug Trends 2007-2014 Released November 2016. Using police reported incident based records and criminal court records, the drug and alcohol crimes in Idaho are examined. Reports on the latest number of drug and alcohol crimes, the demographics of users by type of drug, the prevelence of drug use within violent crimes, and criminal charge dispositions.
Domestic Violence in Idaho 2009-2015 Released May 2018. Combines police reported domestic violence incidents and court reported incidents to examine the prevelance and outcome of domestic violence cases in Idaho.

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