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
- Criminal Justice Cost-Benefit Modeling: Massachusetts "Results First"
- Strengthening National Incident-Based Reporting System
- National Institute of Justice Provider Sexual Crime Reporting Analysis
- Massachusetts Criminal Justice Agency Research Group
- Senator Charles E. Shannon Community Safety Initiative
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
- Massachusetts Department of Corrections (DOC)
- Massachusetts Department of Youth Services (DYS)
- Massachusetts Office of the Commissioner of Probation (OCP)
- Massachusetts Parole Board
- Massachusetts Sentencing Commission
- Massachusetts Sheriffs Association
Federal Criminal Justice Research Links
- Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA)
- Bureau of Justice Statistics (BJS)
- Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI)
- Justice Research and Statistic Association (JRSA)
- National Criminal Justice Association (NCJA)
- National Institute of Justice (NIJ)
- Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP)
Lisa Sampson, Director, Research and Policy Analysis Division
10 Park Plaza, Suite 3720
Boston, MA 02370
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