The mission of the Research and Policy Analysis Division (RPAD) of the Executive Office of Public Safety and Security’s (EOPSS) Office of Grants and Research (OGR) is to use research and evaluation to promote public safety in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts by informing criminal justice and public safety policy.  With support from the Bureau of Justice Statistics, each state/territory is responsible for establishing and maintaining a Statistical Analysis Center (SAC); the Massachusetts SAC is housed within RPAD.  The SAC serves a variety of functions including but not limited to the collection, analysis and dissemination of criminal justice data and statistics and information sharing between states and at the national level.

Current Research Projects

Publications and Reports

View a list of publications and reports related to criminal justice and public safety policy within the Commonwealth.


Massachusetts Criminal Justice Research Links

Federal Criminal Justice Research Links

Contact Information

Lisa Sampson, Director, Research and Policy Analysis Division
10 Park Plaza, Suite 3720
Boston, MA 02370
Phone: 617.725.3306
Fax: 617.725.0260