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History

The Oklahoma SAC was originally formed on August 1, 1989 as part of the Oklahoma Department of Corrections. It was moved to the Department of Public Safety and denoted the Oklahoma Criminal Justice Resource Center (OCJRC). On July 1, 1998, the OCJRC was transferred from the Department of Public Safety to the Legislative Service Bureau, with its director to be appointed by the Oklahoma Sentencing Commission.  

OCJRC had a program resources unit, a computer information services unit, and an administrative unit. It provided criminal justice research and analysis as the Bureau of Justice Statistics-designated state statistical analysis center, but it also had many duties pertaining to the state legislature. OCJRC was responsible for implementing and administering the Offender Data Information System (ODIS). It was also responsible for staffing the state’s Domestic Violence Fatality Review Board and for sitting on the Oklahoma Council on Violence Prevention, the Oklahoma Criminal Justice System Task Force Committee, and the Oklahoma Integrated Justice Information Systems Steering Committee. It prepared impact statements on proposed legislation which would impact the criminal law of the state of Oklahoma.

On July 1, 2009, OCJRC was divided between the Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation and the Office of the Attorney General, with the Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation (OSBI) receiving the “Statistical Analysis Center” designation. OCJRC’s duties pertaining to administration and research were transferred to the OSBI’s newly created Office of Criminal Justice Statistics in the Information Services Division. OCJRC’s duties pertaining to data processing and information technology were transferred to the OSBI’s Information Technology Systems Division. The duties pertaining to the Domestic Violence Fatality Review Board were transferred to the Office of the Attorney General. The current responsibilities of the SAC as mandated by state statute are found in 22 O.S. § 1517.

Enabling Legislation

The Oklahoma SAC was created by state statute (22 O.S. § 1517):

1. Provide a clearinghouse for criminal justice information;
2. Provide a central contact point for federal, state, and local criminal justice agencies;
3. Provide technical assistance for all criminal justice agencies of this state;
4. Provide consultation for criminal justice agencies of this state in preparing reports, gaining funding, or preparing information;
5. Obtain information from criminal justice agencies in this state for analyses of criminal justice issues;
6. Collect and analyze criminal justice data;
7. Produce reports for state and local criminal justice agencies;
8. Facilitate information networking between criminal justice agencies;
9. Attend meetings concerning criminal justice issues;
10. Represent this state at national meetings including, but not limited to, meetings or conferences of criminal justice statistics associations of other states;
11. Assist in developing resources for the criminal justice system;
12. Address pertinent issues related to prevention and intervention programs;
13. Provide assistance to the State Crime Stoppers Association;
14. Create and publish by December 1 each year a uniform reporting standard for citing state criminal statutes to be used in reporting information to and from all criminal justice information systems within this state. The uniform reporting standard shall be developed in consultation with the Administrative Office of the Courts, the Department of Corrections, the District Attorneys Council, the Department of Public Safety through the Oklahoma Law Enforcement Telecommunications System Division, and the Office of Juvenile Affairs. The uniform reporting standard shall be used by all criminal justice information systems and shall be the standard for reporting arrests, criminal and juvenile delinquency charges, charge and case dispositions, custody records, and any other record purporting to identify a criminal history record or information relating to arrests, charges, custody, adjudication, conviction, and disposition of criminal or juvenile matters; and
15. Monitor all changes to state crime statutes within ninety (90) days of the Legislature’s adjournment sine die for purposes of including any changes in law or new offenses within the uniform reporting standard.